I saw a bug of some sort on the balustrade above the dam this morning. It looked like an ant with long wings. Soon it will fly which means that the swallows and swifts will return and the hungry trout will start snapping as they swim upriver to spawn. My friend Steve M. will put on his waders and join the other fishermen at the dam. Herons will take their share of the smaller fish. We may even see a cormorant or two. I can't wait to document all of this and the new season that is just beginning!