Governor’s Island in Madison, WI


Yesterday was my annual late winter hike on Governor’s Island in Madison. Since 2010, I have been going there for a hike to take pictures and look for signs of spring.  This year, I couldn’t find any.  It was about 19 degrees and the path was full of snow and ice.

Trail Trees

I wound around the island on the trail, making my way to the shore of Lake Mendota.  I made my way to the shore, the lake still has 12 inches of ice on it and there were many ice fisherman.



I got a great pic of the Madison skyline with the Capitol.


My best shot though was of this beautiful male Downy Woodpecker on a tree. He was hammering away and it made such a neat sound.

Woodpecker crop

It was a beautiful day, and conditions are different every year.

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