Kelly Blackledge, who works for U.S. Fish and Wildlife at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, talks about the beauty and magic of spring in the Minnesota wilderness. "I think water is amazing . . . Here in Minnesota, you can walk on water, now that makes living in the wintery north pretty remarkable! My favorite part of water is the spring thaw. When that ice starts to melt . . . the thaw comes out of the soil, the wild flowers start pushing up out of the dirt . . . It's a cacophony of music around us! It makes spring magical to hear that music of nature around us."