It has been an interesting experience trying to find different natural locales for each day and I am making many discoveries.
This large and many-trailed forest is located just south of Vivian on highway 48. There are still very few signs of spring except for the absence of snow. Hazel shrubs were showing their tiny scarlet flowers:
I didn’t see any birds but heard Pileated Woodpecker, American Robin, Blue Jay, Purple Finch, Chickadee and Red and White-breasted Nuthatches.
Afterward I had a look at the hamlet of Goodwood:
Oh, to be in England
Now that April’s there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England – now! – Robert Browning