Wandering through backwaters full of wildlife on a beautiful spring day.
The return of open water on the river is a lengthy process which happens quickly.
Workers and volunteers are building dikes in expectation of significant spring flooding.
Federal flood forecast shows a high chance of high water when the starts to melt along the St. Croix River.
Seasonal cycles mean towns might be affected by high water into early May.
A belated spring migration means interesting species can be seen throughout the watershed.
Aerial images capture the ice breaking up and floating downstream — and again after the recent snowstorm.
Several public events are planned to share the spring rituals of making maple syrup, as well as other activities to enjoy the special season.
Canoeing season has returned to the St. Croix, and so have the birds.
Waiting and watching for the ice to go and spring to return to the St. Croix River.