Ward Pound Ridge Res

On the second day with the rental car, after a later than desired start, we arrived at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation around 9:30 am on May 21st.

The highlight of the day was the Pileated Woodpecker deep in the woods on the FH trail by Fox Hill. It was very far away. I was lucky to get a blurry couple of photos at 600mm. We saw about 26 species of birds, but not many butterflies. Tiger Swalllowtails, Cabage Whites, Silver-spotted Skipper, and a Mourning Cloak.

The second gallery is landscapes and plants. I would like to know the names of all the insects. I sent some of the pictures to bugguide.net.

Tomorrow I’ll show part two of the trip – Jamaica Bay.

Doodletown

We rented a car to free our wings for a bit. Doodletown is an hour out of New York City by the Hudson River. It is a steep walk on dirt paths past old foundations of a hamlet.

The first set is flora and landscapes and the second is avian. The highlight of the day was the nesting Redstart. The indigo bunting was one quick shot from the back.

Fahnestock Scenery

A wonderful trip to Fahnsetock State Park with Sierra Photo NYC. I took so many pictures that I liked that it was hard to choose which ones to post.

It was a cloudy day which made photography a challenge. I wanted to capture the gloomy mood and bring out the colors.

Sam’s Point 2 of 2

The flora was striking and surreal with brilliant colors of red blueberry bushes and black pitch pine skeletons set among white rocks and a blue sky.

Other things… (click to play the slide shows)

I found a quartz snake. Also Katydids, stinkbugs, and many Crickets.

Sam’s Point 1 of 2

I went on a trip to Sam’s Point area in Minnewaska State Park, Cragsmoor, New York in the Shawangunk Mountains with a small group of Sierra Photo NYC members on October 10, 2019.

The weather was delightful and I enjoyed the trip very much. The Ice Caves are spectacular, but the trail is full of stairs and ladders up and downs and requires a lot of exertion.

The light entering into the crevices of the sedimentary conglomerate rocks makes some dramatic photographs.