Heather Johnson
Stream at Lake Fort Smith State Park

As the spring rain settles in on the Boston Mountains of Lake Fort Smith State Park, the rainwater finds the quickest routes down the mountainsides to form hundreds of bubbling, temporary streams.  The flowing waters breathe life into the forest by providing new water sources for plants and animals and providing habitat for aquatic insects and amphibians. The gentle streams of Lake Fort Smith State Park breathe life into the wooded hillsides.  Imagine the many creatures that thrive in such a place.