Arrival of Spring in Walden Woods

Thoreau was keenly aware of the change in seasons, and of the awakening of the woods and small ponds that occur in the spring time. In his journal he noted, “the very pools, now, soon after the ice has melted, so transparent and of glassy smoothness and full of animal and vegetable life, are interesting and beautiful objects.”

It is that time of year again, when spring comes to Walden Woods. The migrant birds are returning, and as we wait for the last of the late-winter snow to disappear, we anticipate the first emergence of salamanders and frogs that truly herald the arrival of the new season. Enjoy the arrival of spring, and be careful of amphibians migrating across roads on rainy nights for the next few weeks!