I like to take the canoe out in the early evening because all the animals seem to be out at that time and there usually isn't anyone else on the river. We've seen deer, owls, blue heron, otters, beavers, pine martens, osprey, hawks and more. Last night we took the canoe out at about 6:30 and we saw about 6 baby deer up at different places. But, about an hour into the 2 hour paddle it started to thunder and lightening. So, we paddled rather quickly and made it an hour and a half paddle!
You can see the stormy sky. By the time we got the canoe out the winds were making waves in the river and the sky was dark and it was rumbling with thunder. We got out just in time!