Swan Lake and Gardens is basically a swamp! The water is shallow, filled with Cyprus trees and the water is now smothered with duckweed, a tiny small 2 lobed plant the size of a pin head! Its not a good plant to have in a LAKE...as it cuts out sunlight from reaching the bottoms of the lake bed. When wild birds fly from one lake to the other they can transport this weed on their feathers and feet so it gets moved around pretty fast and it grows like wildfire I put some in my wee water garden and its now filled and clogging my pump!
Swan Lake has a large collection of swans....they roam and swim openly through out the park...although I don't see any fly...so I'm assuming the wings are clipped some way that makes me sad, I go to see the other wildlife that fly in and out of the area it is a Wildlife area too. And the swans are beautiful, and well cared for. We had a nice cool day for a change so we wandered around and enjoyed what we saw!!!
|Trumpeter Swan Alaska and western Canada|
|these turtles were stumped!|
|the belted kingfisher tried to hide|
The Green Anole
|In the lime light|
|The great Egret in a tree..|
|Whooper Swan Eurasian species|
|Black Swan from Australia|
|Coscoroba Swan South America|
|Mute Swan Europe introduced to USA and doing well in the East|
this soft shelled turtle was pretty big I'd guess a foot across!
|Silver spotted skipper|
|Great Blue Heron|
And a very cool winged sculpture! There is an Iris festival here each spring,,,and tourist come by the bus load to admire the gardens..
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.