Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Green Heron and Hummingbirds

A fabulous Green Heron inhabits the beaver ponds on the middle section of the Jim Shug trail.
Standing still as a statue, the birds sits on a log, or at the top of a tree, seemingly unaffected by passers by.

Back here in our garden, four or five  hummingbirds have taken up residence, skitting from Buddleia to Bee Balm and sunflowers.


Sunday, 27 August 2017

Some Moments on the Jim Shug Trail, early fall, 2017

The Jim Shug trail runs for 4 miles from the Agway Store in Dryden, southwest towards Dryden Lake...
It is perfect walking... flat and full of interest.
We have spotted Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, scores of other woodland birds, butterflies and more.

There is a project underway to extend this magnificent walk towards Freeville and Ithaca... so much more to come!
Here in the North East we are blessed with sunshine and calm... so our blessing go out to those in Texas, inundated by Hurricane Harvey's floods...