Our magnificent pair of swans has returned for a second season to a nearby wetland. This is their second brood hatched near our backyard here in western Minnesota. They appear to have four little gray-fluffs floating along with Mom and Dad.
Predation seems to take its toll on the young swans. We hope at least a couple will make it to flight-size and hopefully we will see the whole family flying together by fall.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..