Shawangunk Landscapes

The last of the Shawangunk Grassland NWR posts are these winter landscapes. We also stopped briefly at the nearby Wallkill River on the bridge at Galeville Road and Galeville Park next to the refuge. A muskrat was out feeding at the edge of the little pond near the feeders and I spotted a few deer feeding out in the grasslands.

10 thoughts on “Shawangunk Landscapes

  1. Jet Eliot 2021-03-13 / 11:39 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series of photos of the Shawangunk grasslands with the winter landscapes, big skies, bright red barn, and muskrat, Sherry. I loved seeing the Wallkill River, too, with such mighty water. Every photo was a joy, but the pussy willows melted my heart. Lovely to be with you and your camera, thank you.

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  2. Vicki 2021-03-12 / 8:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing these ‘country’ scenes, Sherry. As an urban dweller with no car, I appreciate these lovely ‘escapes’ to the country more than most folk.

    Sometimes I think buds are prettier than flowers.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-03-13 / 6:47 am

      I used to sign up for trips with other with cars. Soon that could be available to you too. Here we have nature organizations that have trips, many of them free. Buds have a sort of Asian flair.

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  3. shoreacres 2021-03-12 / 7:59 am

    Pussy willows (and forsythia) are two signs of spring I always loved, but never see down here. Your photo of the willows is a delight. The muskrat was fun, too. I wondered if we have them in Texas, and the answer is ‘yes.’ They’re present in east Texas border counties, and along the Pecos — so they’re only on the ‘fringes’ of the state.

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  4. Anne Lazarus 2021-03-12 / 6:50 am

    Now I have a permanent, beautiful memory.

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