08.12.2021 Another Ride to Work

For the last 43 years I have driven past this meadow to and from work and I have shared a few shots as the ride to work. During that time it has been hayed and occasionally signage has popped up for development. Fortunately in all that time it has maintained its character and is now protected as the Bachelor Brook Conservation Area.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 08.12.2021 Another Ride to Work

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Beautiful shot of the morning’s glory, Steve! The haze reminds me somewhat of the smoke we have because of the wildfires in BC.

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  2. You’re fortunate that this place survived. In the Austin area, I’m not aware of any property that had a “For Sale” sign that eventually became a nature preserve. Whereas the Austin area been among the fastest growing in the country for decades, I see that Northampton, for example, reached its peak in the 1950s and has been slowly declining since then:
    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/northampton-ma-population

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    • There have been a few victories in land protection around here. We have a few organizations actively protecting land so have gained some tracts of protected properties. Massachusetts also has a protection program where farmers and other landowners will sell the development rights but maintain ownership to keep space open. The owners get tax benefits and the local environment is a little more protected.

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  3. Very nice Steve! Glad it is now protected!

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  4. I can’t imagine anything more idyllic. I’m very glad that it has been preserved.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    That is a long time to witness many natural changes in the landscape. I love that the changes will continue to be natural from now on.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    It’s wonderful that it now has the conservation protection – what a lovely place!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    It’s a lovely spot, and you caught it on a lovely morning. While it’s a different sort of venture, we have an old golf course that’s in the process of being turned into a combination spot for stormwater detention and nature preserve. It’s smack in the middle of a suburban area; it’s called Exploration Green and it’s just wonderful.

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    • That’s fantastic, Linda. I imagine you will be a regular visitor there. And great that there is provision being made for stormwater collection as you are bound to continue experiencing hurricanes.

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  8. Todd Henson says:

    Always glad to hear about beautiful land being conserved. Hopefully any of the changes to it you observe going forward will largely be natural ones.

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