"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lilypons and Monocacy National Battlefield

Usually I visit a few areas on a daily basis hoping to find something of interest to photograph.  Two of my favorites are the Lilypons Water Gardens and the Monocacy National Battlefield.

Countless snapping turtles call Lilypons home.  Each Spring they can be seen searching for a spot to lay their eggs...



Osprey's frequently fly overhead, hoping to pluck a fish from one of the ponds...


 
The many bushes and shrubs hold a variety of small birds like this Song Sparrow...
 


 
Not too far from Lilypons is the Monocacy National Battlefield, usually a reliable place to see Whitetail Deer, birds and small animals such as squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs and sometimes even a coyote...









If one arrives early enough, the chance to see a spider web laden with dew drops is good...



I hope you have a chance to visit one of these local treasures and enjoy them as much as I do.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Pictures!
    The deers are Lovely, the hare seems a Little bit skinny to me.
    I had the luck to see roe and her fawn last week, got Pictures on my blog.
    Majsan/

    ReplyDelete

I sincerely enjoy comments from my visitors. I must ask that those wishing to comment understand that moderation has become necessary due to the nature of some comments left in the past...

Visitor Counter