A nighttime snow likely forced these swans to land at the lake at Blue Spruce Park to avoid the storm. Swans land here from time to time but not on a regular basis. Typically they land at larger lakes in the county as they migrate.
Photo taken March 10, 2017.
After the winter beavers become very active in cutting down saplings and larger trees to replace their stockpile of food as well as to repair any damage that might have occurred to their lodges. This particular tree is hung up against another tree so unless the wind blows it down the beavers will no be able to use it.