I walked/slid down the embankment noting horsetail plants in the steep, sandy soil. At the bottom were many types of ferns in the fiddlehead stage, wild columbine and mint. Alder, quaking aspen, pine and birch grew there too.
Many types of birds were singing and flying - cardinal, red-winged blackbird, robin and a yellow bird that kept saying "see see see seeya". A flycatcher flew about grabbing insects and a gray catbird sang contentedly. These shots (taken with a small, light-weight camera) don't begin to show you all that was happening in this hidden little spot. I was amazed and delighted to be there for that time.
You never know what you'll find out back in Bangor. The marsh and stream provide homes for many types of birds and other wildlife. While you're out and about, be sure to look for beautiful little spots like this.