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  Spring in Habitat

Seasons Spring summer autumn winter
The first great blue heron flies regally by, skimming the water of the port. My favourite tugboat, the "Cathy McAlister" brings in first one cargo ship, and then another, and soon the port is alive with the sounds of clanging metal, and the slow, structured dance of the loading and unloading of heavy crates. Shad flies attack for a few days in May and the squirrels begin to look for edibles. Every kind of dog, accompanied by their owners, emerges from Habitat, and soon they are chasing after spring bunnies towards the park.