During my last trip to Lake of the Lilies,
on June 14th, beside seeing the
I was privileged to see a family of Mallards.
Female Mallards, also know as hens, generally lay up to one dozen eggs.
With only four babies in tow, I suspect several others were lost to the "circle of life".
Led by mom, they swam toward me at first, as if she wanted to show me her babies...
then gently and quietly floated away.
What a thrill it was to share this space with them, if only for a few minutes!