East River Valley Park // Ames, IA
Spring is officially here! During this hike through the East River Valley trails, it was amazing to see all the signs of life making their annual comeback. It is still early enough in the season that only half of the trees and brush are green. There weren’t many people out on the trails, which made for a very peaceful walk to soak in the sights and sounds of spring. The highlights of this trip were coming across a Downy Woodpecker, who I heard long before I could see, and the fresh beaver markings on many of the trees.