Scudder Pond was deeded to the North Cascades Audubon Society in 1987. Just a short walk from Electric Ave along the Whatcom Creek Trail (east) it is a category II wetland. A careful observer might see a variety of birds including Virginia rails, red-winged blackbirds, mallards, buffleheads, great blue herons or in this case, spectacularly colored wood ducks. In the 15 minutes it took to spot this pair of wood ducks and take their picture, at least a dozen people walked or jogged by. Each person was in their own space and enjoying their particular dimension of the trail. The ducks were on the far side of the pond and blended into the coloring of the reeds and water. They were unperturbed by the foot traffic and numerous dogs (leashed of course) who were walking their humans.
If you are still decompressing from the mid-term election, a breath of fresh air might help restore your sanity. The pond is a great place for that kind of break. You might just see something special that reminds you why we live here and care for this fabulous place.