Tag Archives: Brickyard Conservation Area

08.08.2020-2 Me and Greenie Down by the Brickyard

I had a nice morning with four herons.  Two Great Blues and two Green. Three of the four were seriously into preening but every once in a while would strike a nice pose. Green Heron-Butorides virescens. In the order Pelecaniformes … Continue reading

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07.07.2020 Dewdrops

I did go to Brickyard Meadow with a mission in mind but as I mentioned that was not happening. However, there was a lot to see before I got to that butterfly or discovered the lack of Canada Lily blooms. … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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07.17.2017 Sun, fog, and a tree in Brickyard

Shortly after the July 3rd Brickyard foggy sunrise previously posted, I went looking for some Canada Lilies.  I didn’t find any there but came across a foggy scene with a tree filtering the sunlight creating a bit of a starburst…actually … Continue reading

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07.03.2017 The waiting pays off-Brickyard Sunrise

I planned on photographing some Canada Lilies  this morning (they were nowhere to be found) but my initial plan was sunrise over a foggy meadow.  When I arrived the fog was quite strong over the trees and horizon but I … Continue reading

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08.10.2014 Black-eyed Susan

Well, it looks as if yesterday’s post fell on its face.  I hope you like this one a little better. 🙂 The other day, Steve Schwartzman suggested that I share some Black-eyed Susan images in the comments on his post … Continue reading

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07.21.2014 Hey, Hey, we’re the Monkeys

🙂 Here are two Monkey-flower images.  Personally, I don’t see the monkey’s face, but that is how it got its name.  Do you see a monkey? If you see it then you have a much better imagination than I.  🙂Thanks … Continue reading

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07.08.2014 Canada Lily

I find the Canada Lily (Lilium canadense) a spectacular plant.  Sometimes it can be found with as many as a dozen lovely blooms hanging pendulously from its tall stem.  The slightest of breezes can cause long waits for a motionless … Continue reading

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07.04.2014 Swamp Rose

Here’s another flower from yesterday’s walk through the Brickyard Conservation Area in Amherst.  There were many of these blooms but very few that hadn’t been battered by the rains.  And after last night’s thunder storms I imagine any that weren’t … Continue reading

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