Nature Awakening - Spring at Elk Island

I seem to have a huge backlog of pictures from last year as well as more current ones from Elk Island National Park here in Alberta.  And, since I am done with my trip to Europe, I think, it's time to start sharing ;D. 

From the beginning of calendar spring, when the land is still in deep freeze to the time when beavers are finally awake and cause mischief all over the place, Elk Island is a pleasure to visit.  Here is a collection of shots I took over several months, last year. As they say, a little bit of nature is good for the soul... Enjoy!