Two years ago, a mother mallard duck built her nest in a flower pot on Division St. in front of the Storlie Building. The march to the Cannon River after hatching (left photo) enthralled downtowners. I told the story here. (That blog post has historical significance, too, the famous ‘fluff’ post that led to… well, that’s another story.)
This year, another mother mallard (center and right photos) has her nest under the picnic table at the James Gang Coffeehouse and Eatery on S. Hwy 3. Alert me via a phone call or Twitter if you see the brood on the move.