Though the spring has been cold, life still follows its course.
Students at Big Woods Elementary are following a mallard duck hen that has settled into the landscaping on school grounds.
According to the school, the ducks pick a different nest each year, and the camera has been moved to accomodate. As for the number of future ducklings? There are a "baker's dozen" this year.
Footage of the duck, including last year's hatchlings, can be seen here.
The 2011 brood is beginning to hatch.