Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Piscataway Park

My Pink Saturday post is here:   Pink Saturday

After leaving the Mattawomen creek( in my post below) hubby and I stopped for a walk at the Piscataway Park. The trail leads you down to a boardwalk along the Potomac River. Even though it was later in the day we saw a couple of Prothonotary Warblers, a flock of  swallows, a few Osprey, a cormorant, lots of butterflies and dragonflies.





Common Buckeye




 Swallows

Cormorant and Osprey

Swallowtail Butterflies


Not sure
I am linking up with 2sweetnsaxy's Watery Wednesday
and

                                          Susan's Outdoor Wednesday  thanks to both of these wonderful host.

                     Also, a big thanks to you for stopping by my post and blog. Have a great day :)

46 comments:

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, your butterfly photos are beautiful as are the ones of the comorants and ospreys. I've been a bit absent in following blogs regularly. Please forgive me; I'm trying to catch up so here I am. It's good to visit your beautiful blog again. Blessings Jo

Chris Petrak said...

I was struck my your comment "a few osprey." I remember the late 80s in eastern PA when a local biology professor hacked Osprey chicks(well, his students did the grunt work) along the Delaware River. It was a significant occurrence. Now they are almost routine. Life can make a comeback if we stop screwing things up.

bettyl said...

Those are some very lovely shots. I enjoy your blog a lot!

jabblog said...

It looks a lovely area all round. How wonderful to walk there.

Ebie said...

Nature at its best! What a field day capturing all the birds and butterflies! Its a great adventure.

rainfield61 said...

The dragonfly mixes so well with nature.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Eileen, you have some great shots. Love the sunset!

Irene said...

Oh .... so many beautiful shots! Love them all Eileen!

Mimi said...

This is such a lovely boardwalk; it would be a shame to ruin it in the name of "development". Good on you for joining a campaign to protect the area.

Arija said...

Thank you for taking us along on your nature walk. You had such a lot of beautiful companions.

GrammyMouseTails said...

I don't know how you keep up with so many blogs! I love the dragonfly & the swallowtails. You are such a font of knowledge! No wonder it is hard to stump you! You are a winning Wednesday Wizard over at GrammyMousetails this week! stop over & don't forget to grab the Wizards badge :) *hugs* Faythe @GMT

Bonnie said...

Love your photos. It is nice to have photos as a record of what you see and do. It is so nice to travel around the country with your fellow bloggers and see their vacations and outdoor activities.

I enjoyed yours.

Tin said...

Wonderful photos!

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Very interesting dragonfly- I also need a better insect book. I still haven't found the perfect one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This walk looks delightful.Beautiful picture show a place of great interest.
Blessings,Ruth

Cabin and Cottage said...

Beauties, all!

dAwN said...

Howdee Eileen,
I love the Buckeye photo.
I have never seen one.
Very cool looking butterfly.

Ms.Daisy said...

Eileen,
Lovely photos, we have a bird sanctuary near my home but I haven't been to it for a very long time. Your photos convinced me I need to visit it again!



~Jean

imaginationlane said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen! I particularly like the dragonfly. I have yet to get the perfect picture of one, no matter how I try!

Lynette

J Bar said...

Quite fantastic.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Elizabeth said...

Georgeous shots Eileen - looks like a peaceful place :)

Luna Miranda said...

i love the dragonfly photo--refreshing and the light is gorgeous.

eden said...

Beautiful photos as always, Eileen. What a lovely walk! Love that butterfly shot. Thank you for taking us there.

Elaine said...

That looks like such a lovely place to visit. The boardwalk is beautiful, and you got lots of wonderful photos. The dragonfly shot is supurb!

cat said...

Beautiful shots! I love the one of the two birds on the branch in the water.

NatureFootstep said...

You have Cormorant and Osprey in the same shot. Must be truly rare. Great one!

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm really enchanted by those butterflies!Amazing set of pictures, this place is an ecologic paradise!
Hugs
Léia

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Around this area of our great country...such beautiful landscapes...and you've captured it perfectly.

My Wednesday Photo Do stop by if you can!!

Jan n Jer said...

Great nature shots...I will have to keep this park in mind..looks like a ton of photo opps.

Tricia said...

I would certainly enjoy walking along that boardwalk & taking in all the views! Looks really nice!

Janneke said...

Amazing photos. What a great place to make some beautiful pics.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful spot and I really like that wooden bridge pathway. The dragonfly is spectacular. This looks like a wonderful little place to explore.

Judy said...

That does look like a wonderful place to walk!

wenn said...

love the watery view!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, I never know which of your blogs to check. They are all GOOD... How do you keep up with three blogs??? I have a hard enough time with ONE... ha

Great pictures of the boardwalk... I'd love to see that place. the Buckeye is gorgeous.

Hugs,
Betsy

Atticmag said...

Your photos are so beautiful and they make me relax! Especially the birds. Love them.

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Manang Kim said...

Wow Eileen your shots are so beautiful! My favorite is the last one, the dragonfly!
Blue water

Riet said...

Hi Eileen. I love all your pictures. I love the bridge and the water pictures best. Just my taste :)))
have a good week

Quiet Paths said...

Lovely, lovely. It never ceases to amaze me as to how abundant life is in these wetlands.

Kathleen said...

What a fantastic place to go and see all that wonderful wildlife! Great photos too.

Linda said...

Those are such wonderful photos! The butterflies are incredible as we don't get anything like those here. I do love a good hike and a walk by the water is wonderful!

ρομπερτ said...

The first picture is amazing - in my opinion, close to poetry. Chapeau ! Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

Denise said...

Just love your header photo Eileen, and I enjoyed all your others. Looks like a great place to be.

NicoleB said...

*sigh*
I could now just sit here and look at your beautiful photos with all that green (yes, I am a wee bit envious) :D
It must have been lovely there!
I love that Dragonfly :)

betchai said...

oh wow, what a beautiful walk serenaded by all these beautiful wildlife.

Julie G. said...

Lovely images of winged beauties! Thank you for taking us along on your wonderful adventure. A joy to view your blog!