The January thaw has come and because of this year's lack of snow, areas along Tank Creek have looked a little like early spring. The warm - if you can all it that - waters of the Tank Creek's beginnings and the melt of some of the snow have combine to reveal an ever so slight bit of green. This is what it looks like near the Gahagan Gazebo. Take a quick hike. It is not often that you can walk to the gazebo in January without feeling like you need snowshoes. The chickadees at the gazebo feeder will welcome you with their cheese-burger, cheese-burger call just like it were spring.