“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” –John Muir, naturalist and author
Little white fluff balls of cuteness bring cheer to the soul. Trumpeter Swans lead their cygnets in a swim on a warm Sunday afternoon.
No one was concerned about the hovering Black Tern. Thankfully, cygnets are not a part of his diet.
A female Redhead and her chicks raced through the water in a close-knit pack. It is amazing how fast their tiny webbed feet can paddle. The mother’s gray bill with black tip helped to identify them.
Speaking of feet, notice how this Cormorant grips the post with his entire webbed feet. He also has brilliant blue eyes. If you are looking for the beauty of nature, you will find it at the Horicon Marsh.