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Saddle-billed Stork Kruger, South Africa.

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Beautiful clouds seen from the Robert Seaman on an invitational sail around Tahiti and Moorea with the Sea Education Association

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Christmas Island – Threatened Paradise Photography Exhibit by Nigella Hillgarth Stetson Gallery, MA January 10-February 28

This exhibit highlights the paradox of the impact ice melting in Greenland and its impact on islands in the South Pacific so far away. The islands of the South Pacific and their surrounding coral reefs are suffering from effects of … Continue reading

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Late summer woodland birds in Maine

The last week in August is an interesting time.  Migrants are gorging on insects and seeds before moving south.  Resident birds are also taking advantage of plentiful food before fall comes.  Here are some photographs of residents plus a couple … Continue reading

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A Redwing in Iceland

I was surprised by a loud, unfamiliar song, and a large thrush landed in the bush in front of me.  At eye level, I was confronted by the vibrant ghost of Irish winter past right in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Details on the Shore, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The rock formations along the shore of Maine continue to fascinate me.  This spring I looked more closely and found nature details everywhere.  Violets and ground ivy tucked in around the rocks, or on the edge of flower beds nurtured … Continue reading

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A walk in Porter Preserve, Boothbay, Maine

I went to Maine this Spring just before warm weather burst on the scene and buds broke fully open.  The land was green with recent moisture and seemed full of anticipation of real Spring.  Porter Preserve, Boothbay Region, Land Trust is … Continue reading

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