Skylands’ Flowers

The NJBG at Skylands in New Jersey is one of my favorite places to visit. I’ll show to manor in the next post.

Chincoteague 6

On the last day I got up before dawn and went down the road to look for the clapper rail we kept hearing. I found it and a lovely sunrise too.

Chincoteague 4

I went out to photograph the sunrise alone. After breakfast our group from the Littoral​ Society ( went for a boat ride with a very knowledgeable young local. We had lunch in town. After lunch we went to Chincoteague NWR.

Chincoteague 3

We booked a boat tour with Chincoteague Island Adventures – Wild Pony Tours and sail with Captain Randy. He was terrific, full of history and stories. We got nice and close to the wild ponies. The tour operators share information about where they are to be found. The Chincoteague Pony – Wikipedia has adapted to eat the salt grass.

Chincoteague 2

We toured Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia for most of the day.

Chincoteague 1

We drove down to Chincoteague Island for a short vacation with the Littoral Society of NY led by Don Riepe and other fine naturalists. On our first day on our own we arrived late and caught a sunset after dining at Eta’s. The food was terrible and the ambiance lovely. The Refuge Inn was very nice. They own a few of the Chincoteague ponies. More to follow…

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

On a cold and windy day. The number of barn swallows whizzing around was staggering.

Barn Swallows

Ft Tryon and Cloisters

A trip to Ft. Tryon Park at the north end of Manhattan with the Sierra Photo NYC group on May 5, 2022.