I took a small hike through the Hyatt Wetlands this week. This natural area is part of the Boise City park system. It used to be a gravel pit. It was restored a few years ago when a new road extension skirted the area. I saw some blackbirds and one very shy pied billed grebe. I'll feature him on the Boise Daily Photo Book Nook in a few days because he fits nicely with my reading of "Ornithology," by Frank Gill. I was disappointed I didn't see more wildlife, but I know why - I saw seven dogs running around off-leash and in and out of the water, so I'm sure water fowl high-tailed it out of there. And, the grasses and shrubs are not green yet, which will probably lure more critters. I'll check back in a couple of weeks to see if the area is more alive with wildlife.