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The Sights And Sounds Of Spring Are Coming Alive Right Now In Washtenaw County

Lisa Barry

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Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Naturalist Faye Stoner stands next to a wild grape vine growing into different shapes in the woods. Who sees a bicycle?

Everybody knows there are parks for picnics and playing soccer, but 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry takes you on a soggy stroll through one of Washtenaw County's nature preserves,intended to give you a different outdoor experience.

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Lisa and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Naturalist and Stewardship Coordinator Faye Stoner take a brisk walk on a soggy day through one of the county's 28 nature preserves, the Kosch-HeadwatersPreserve.

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Moss growing on a rock.

Some wildflowers were in bloom, some are yet to blossom.  The diversity of the trees and plants in the preserve attract a diversity of birds which make it a great place for bird watching.  The sounds of frogs and toads are loud in the preserve's vernal ponds.

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There is plenty to see deep in the woods of the Washtenaw County preserve, including wild grapevines growing into unusual shapes.  The preserves are not intended for a lot of visitors at once.  There are activities like sports or swimming.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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