Well, not Ottawa exactly, but out in the woods near-ish to our nation’s capital, in a nature preserve.
We went on a walk led by Nature Conservancy staff, ostensibly (and, likely, partly) to thank donors and to further acquaint us with the work they do. And, likely, partly to encourage more donations. Fair enough.
So we enthusiastic few and a few hangers-on (the Big Guy comes to mind) tromped into a small lake/pond, listening to an interpretive talk as we went. But as we stopped at the pond/lake for a respite before heading back, something preserved but not very natural caught my eye.