During late July, the new generation of birds and other wildlife start to show up around Carillon Stonegate Pond.
There was a family of Raccoons (photography by Tom S.) emerging from the wild flowers on the banks of the pond to feed on loose seeds from the bird feeders.
Immature Red-winged Blackbirds are showing up by the dozens, prowling the wildflowers and the bird feeders.
Young Mallard families can be seen on the pond as Mom begins that critical training (swimming, foraging and eventually flying) for when they will leave the pond this fall.
And below the surface of our clear pond, we can see young fish swimming around in schools.
Take a hike and see what you can find – and identify!