It's been a long winter and a cold, wet busy spring, but I finally made it out to monitor yesterday.
Our job this summer is to regularly visit some of the corridor sites.
These are park properties that are not open to the public.
We will search for rare species, recording the populations with GPS tracking.
I will miss our regular haunts, but look forward to visiting new places.
The Lupine in the photo is not a rare species, but is what is known as an "indicator species".
It's presence lets the park know it is managing the land well.
It is also a sure sign of spring.