Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Late August

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I spent a sublime morning this week at the Blackwater  National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in the beautiful State of Maryland.

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Outside the Visitor’s Center, a wildlife garden that includes Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis),

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The very-familiar Rudbeckia with the less common Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana).

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One of the many abandoned farmhouses within the Refuge.

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Grasslands.

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Osprey perch.

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Erosion control measure.

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Photo of osprey heron in a tree taken from the driver’s seat, leaning over my passenger.

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Same view, with osprey heron not as noticeable but with the sun!

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In nearby Chesapeake, Maryland

4 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful images of this special place; you must return later in the season when the bird life will be extraordinary. BTW, the bird in the tree would be a heron, judging by its long bill, not an osprey, possibly a green heron. Joanne Hutton, Arlington, VA

  2. Susan,

    Thanks so much for this — I love Blackwater. Haven’t been there for a few years, but I remember seeing MANY bald eagles. Just a very special place….

    Kind regards,
    Jan (in Howard Co.)

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