It rained a little overnight and spring is just arriving - the trails were soft many places, very soft in some places, especially through the stands of trees. Heard lots of frogs, heard but didn't see geese, saw a number of deer tracks but no deer (but it was mid-afternoon). The pussy willow on the NW part of E and WNW from where E connects to D are starting to bloom. Looking forward to coming back when the meadows have turned green and the ground has firmed a bit. The Preserve is off a couple back roads, amongst farms, so traffic noise is minimal.