Remember the large new lodge you viewed from atop the dam? Now, go to the corner
of the observation deck where there is a natural screen of willow growth.
the screen for camouflaged observation of activity in the pond.
slightly to the left of the corner, about halfway between your position and the
lake dam, seek the pile of mud and bleached wood debris that marks the large lodge.
It is clearly visible in winter and spring, but summer and fall foliage may obscure
You may get another chance at STATION #10 and just beyond. Woodpecker may be heard
tap-tap-tap while standing here.
here is the observation deck at station four, which provides a view of a stream
running benerath the boardwalk.
Dr. Michael Windelspecht writes: "The key to developing wildlife habitat
is to let the area alone." He notes that "the
wetland area is home to a wide array of wildlife including frogs, fish, voles,
muskrats, deer, herons, hawks, and many other water-loving species."