It's not just the fishing that has been good. Almost all wildlife are in breeding mode with some already having young ones. Please keep your distance when viewing so as not disturb one of natures true miracles. A couple of our guests spotted moose on Locator Lake while on a short camping trip and many deer have been seen along the shorelines. Taking a hike this afternoon found another guest in quite the predicament as their curious pooch tangled with a porcupine. A trip to the vet and 40 quills later and all was good again. Just a reminder that you never know what you will see when exploring the park!
The hummingbirds and pelicans are back and usually the last migrating birds no make the journey north. The loons have been back for quite some time and are on the nest. It is nice to see the population rebounding after the 2010 gulf oil spill took its toll on our state bird where they spend their winters. I would say we have definitely noticed the numbers increase the last couple years. Hopefully MN will see some of the money from the almost 19 billion dollar settlement with BP. Minnesota and Wisconsin would be the only non-coastal states to receive money.
All in all a great kick off to the 2017 season! Get out there and enjoy!