Headed to one of the picnic tables at the largest pond and there was mama duck with eight babies (11th pic).
"My" long-loved willow tree (pix 12, 13, 14) is healthy-looking, still faithfully watching over the renovated little valley. Though the older stairway has been covered up, the newer connector trail-ramp up to Mountain Lake Trail (15th pic) is looking better now than when first opened to the public, the plants doing well. A lot of work went into improving this already beautiful spot and it definitely shows. If you love birds and their songs, this is an excellent place (!) to spend some quality time.
Up the accessible connector on the east side, at the trailhead picked up a four-page (with as many color photos) educational brochure left by the Presidio Trust: "Coyotes in the Presidio" with some interesting info: "…feed primary on rodents," "… typically mate with the same partner for life," "… found in every state except Hawaii" (etc.)
Continuing east (last pic: eastside trees), shortly connecting with Lover's Lane and up to the Presidio Blvd. Gate, admiring the white blackberry blossoms, the various trees, and the wild radish blooms, a favorite flower.