Another spring day of changes in the conservancy. After taking a look at the Great Blue Heron rookery, and following a pair of other fresh tracks for a while, I put a new slip in wp2, doing my best to make it look like it blended into the snowy terrain. Wp3 got it's new o-ring, though the slip there had remained dry throughout the winter. The final was still well concealed, with not even a trace of tracks on the ice near the cache. Parked a new yellow jeep there. Every jeep should have an ammo can.
A few more good rains and the conservancy will come alive even more. Besides the sandhills, great blue herons, wild turkeys, geese, and at least four species of woodpecker, ducks will soon start staking out the smaller potholes, and the migratory birds that follow after the redwings will soon filter in with a potpourri of spring songs. And soon to follow will be wild iris time near the old giants. Winter visitors have easy terrain by comparison, even if they can't find the two largest caches, but for those who come in the warm months, before and after heavy bug season, it's a time to enjoy an immense diversity of woods and marshland flora and fauna.