Quiet Time in Siouxland, Adams Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD

11 Apr
A couple of Canada geese find a “dry” spot to sun themselves at Mud Lake at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, March 11, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Sometimes when visiting places in Siouxland it’s just nice to stop, sit and watch and listen. Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is one such place. Even though it is “late in the season” for migratory waterfowl and the chance to see a number of birds, there were still some “locals” hanging out in a water hole at the preserve, taking in the morning and enjoying the day.

I always try to remember that maybe there is a lesson in that.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Two American coots paddle about at Mud Lake at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, March 11, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A Canada goose stands on “dry” ground at Mud Lake at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, March 11, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)
A Canada goose makes its way swimming around Mud Lake at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Thursday, March 11, 2021. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

2 Responses to “Quiet Time in Siouxland, Adams Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD”

  1. Washe Koda April 11, 2021 at 8:46 am #

    Pretty Water Fowls 🙂 As kids we used to feed them old dried bread in the winter (late 50’s early 60’s) In the 70’s we found out it was bad for their digestion and they would not fly south in -25° Minnesota, which led to commercial poultry diseases 😢 Thanks Jerry for sharing your SiouxLand image captures 🙂 ~Willy (stay safe around Geese especially during incubation period 😉 )

    • jerrymennenga April 11, 2021 at 7:27 pm #

      Willy, Thanks for the comment and nice words. Spring is slowly emerging and the chance to revisit some places without it being so awfully cold. Of course the wind is always here on the “prairie”. jerry

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