Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekend Walk_Sept 21

  I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

 For this week's post I am sharing some scenes from last weekend's  walk at the Hashawha Nature Center.. It is a local park with some great trails and usually lots of birds to see.  I believe someone ask me in a previous Hashawha post what was the meaning of the name.. Hashawha is a Native American term meaning "old fields".  Hashawha is a participant in Program Open Space, Maryland Acres for Wildlife and is a registered tree farm. A restored wetland with a boardwalk is open to the public for recreational purposes.



A Belted Kingfisher and a Green Heron were the highlights of the bird sightings..



The Green Heron looking fluffy and maybe wet, it preened for quite a while.


The dragonfly looks like a Blue Darter,  a view of the wetlands and an Eastern Painted Turtle.

The Clouded Sulphur and various wildflowers seen during our Hashawha walk.


A pretty Clouded Sulphur..


I hope everyone enjoyed my weekend walk and photos..

As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

80 comments:

  1. lovely clouded sulphur. the green heron is pretty cute. :)

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  2. You really take some excellent nature shots.

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  3. The critters enjoy everyday. From this Saturday, to another Saturday.

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  4. Thank you for taking us on this great nature walk Eileen. So much to see and each photo was so very enjoyable. Happy Sunday :)

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  5. i like that path and would love to walk it. the sulphur is so beautiful... we have the green herons her, but no beautiful kingfishers

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  6. great finds on your walk.loved the butterfly, wild flowers and Heron.

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  7. That last shot is breathtaking! Looks like a great place to visit.

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  8. I think you had a great walk and lots of wonderful; nature finds, great series of shots.

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  9. Hi Eileen,
    These are wonderful collages.
    Belted Kingfisher and a Green Heron are super.
    The butterfly is sublime.

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  10. You are an amazing birder! Very cool!
    Thanks for the credit!
    JJ

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  11. WOW!
    That post is something else!!
    The Green heron picture is really super, this bird in the middle of this decor is gorgeous, so is the Clouded Sulphur!
    I like the presentation of all your photos, a beautiful job, Eileen!
    Keep well :)

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  12. Beautiful photos! I love the clouded sulphur. Have a great week, Eileen!

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  13. Eileen, every one a true winner, lovely close up of the butterfly, and birds galore, super series as always. Cheers, Jean.

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  14. You're amazing, Eileen. Your birds, butterflies and blooms are stunningly beautiful. I loved the Belted Kingfisher: very similar to our Pied Kingfisher. And the dragonfly and Painted Sulphur kept drawing me back to your post. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  15. What do you display lovely pictures Eileen-))) Beautiful green heron that but your dragonflies and butterflies. The pictures are nice and clear and the colors are beautiful to see. Very nicely done. Have a nice evening.

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  16. Nice photos. The last is a portrait!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  17. Great critters Eileen. The yellow butterfly is great, and the heron is so funny all scrunched up.

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  18. Beautiful birds in this garden.

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  19. You find the most wonderful critters on your walks. I love herons, but have to admit there is something about the kingfisher that always makes me smile. May be because they look like they are up to something! Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  20. Do you whistle or sing and they all come to you as if you were in a Disney movie?

    You find so much : )

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  21. As always your pictures are gorgeous. Maryland has some wonderful parks!!

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  22. Oh my, the Clouded Sulphur is the most beautiful, and all of them excellent too.

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  23. Hi Eileen, Really really nice picture. I love that Green Heron! Have a super day tomorrow and a great coming week!

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  24. Birds, Butterflies and Dragons ;) love your post for Mosaic Monday. I hope that you all are doing well~

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  25. i always love going on afternoon walks with you. :)

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  26. I am really beginning to appreciate cute little green herons as you share various photos of them. When I saw them in Florida, it was quick shots and not that close.
    Pretty wildflowers on your walk and amazing macro of the clouded sulphur in the last photo.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen and I appreciate the comments you leave for many, if not all of the participants each week.

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  27. Kingfishers always make me smile...thanks, Eileen!...:)JP

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  28. Very nice photos ! The last one is my favorite !

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  29. By that gorgeous array of Nature's beauties, we can see you have a great walk.

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  30. What a great place to explore...I love the boardwalk, flowers and butterflies

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  31. You always find something of interest and beauty on your nature walks. Love the critters and flowers you shared with us here.

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  32. Olá Eileen, tão belas as suas fotos!
    Esses trilhos por aí são maravilhosos!
    Você vive num local paradisíaco!
    Boa semana e obrigada pela visita.
    Abraços, Ailime

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  33. What a delightful place for a walk. I love the wildflowers, butterfly and puffy green heron!

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  34. Great shots. Rare to see a "face first" shot of a Green Heron.

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  35. Oh, Hashawha means "old fields". Great place to enjoy nature(^_^)v Lovely Green Heron looking fluffy; wonderful shot, Eileen♪
    Great macro putting gorgeous 'Clouded Sulphur' center and beautiful wildflowers.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  36. Lots of great nature shots here. I was just telling my mom how blogging allows me to see stuff I might not ever see in real life.
    That butterfly is really pretty and I like how you paired it with the flowers.

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  37. Nice photos, especially the ones of the heron and the butterfly.

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  38. Hello Eileen!!Gorgeous pictures of the Green Heron and the beautiful butterly!Excellent shots!I really enjoyed your post!Have a lovely week!!
    Dimi...

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  39. That kingfisher looks like a mafia king to me!;)All he needs is a black trench coat and hat...Pretty wildflowers and cloudy critters, Elaine! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    Poppy

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  40. Oh Eileen, I really enjoyed walking with you through the Hashawha Nature Centre.

    That Sulphur butterfly is amazing and one of the prettiest I've ever seen.
    In the large photo you have captured how delicate it is - nature is awesome!

    The birds are lovely as always, in all your posts recording your walks with your camera!

    Wishing you a happy week
    Hugs
    Shane

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  41. It's fascinating to see your birds,you have so much variety. We have one kingfisher and one heron....as far as I know! Lovely collage - beautiful colour combinations....

    Happy Monday!
    Ruby

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  42. Very enjoyable photos you have shared. Have a nice Monday.

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  43. I think it is the little critters that have stolen the show for me today, I am always in awe of anyone who can take such great photos of small(ish) insects. Your mosaic photo is brill!
    Have a lovely week and I plan to be back with you next week.
    Wren x

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  44. Thanks for taking us on the walk, Eileen!

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  45. beautiful images Eileen. I see those kingfishers here. They look like they are having a bad hair day.

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  46. Wonderful shots of birds and that lemony butterfly.

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  47. You saw and recorded some lovely things on your nature walk. The dragonfly is so shimmery and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week, Eileen.

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  48. Nice post, Eileen! Love all your photos, especially that Green Heron. I've never seen one of those. The Clouded Sulphur shot is superb!

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  49. you see the best critters on your walks. i love that you share!!

    i have never seen a kingfisher and i know they are around here. one day i hope, you captured him well!! and your butterfly is beautiful!!!

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  50. wow, love the wings - what a cool coloring.

    we went kayaking this weekend & got to see bunches of herons. they are every where. love how they crunch all up like that. so cool! ( :

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  51. What a delightful, colorful walk you've taken us on, Eileen!! Beautiful captures as always!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

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  52. Beautiful flowers and butterfly and I especially like the heron.

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  53. The heron looks pretty imposing and the yellow shot warms me all over.

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  54. That really is a wonderful place -- your area seems to be blessed with great natural areas. So good to see butterflies. And I love both birds. The mosaics are beautiful, such wonderful fall color!

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  55. Love the kingfisher! Always wonderful nature photography, Eileen! Great post for OWT ~

    Happy Day to you.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  56. Great shots from your walk. I love the diverse wild life photography.

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  57. Great photos! I've never been to that place so I'm glad to see something of it.

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  58. Fantastic views at this wonderful wildlife area. Great photos Eileen!

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  59. Great series of pictures. I don't know why but I have a soft spot for Clouded Sulphurs.

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  60. Great shots! I love kingfishers- such an announcer of things in it's space! The flowers are gorgeous and the beauty berries are luscious looking! I recently learned you can make jam with them. http://www.eattheweeds.com/beautyberry-jelly-on-a-roll/

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  61. Hi Eileen
    That green heron looks very content and well fed, and I love the pretty yellow butterfly. Hashawha looks like a wonderful place for a nature walk.

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  62. A great place, lovely pictures. The butterfly shot is awesome.

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  63. Nature photos...I can never get enough. Lovely, thank you for sharing.

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  64. Love the Kingfisher Eileen. It looks so alert!

    I could spend some time along that boardwalk, the habitat looks so wonderful for birds and insects alike. happy birding.

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  65. It is good to hear that these wetlands were restored and there are trails to explore. Sounds like a nice place to visit. The green heron is a beauty

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  66. We have a lot of the Sulphur butterflies here now, but they fly just as I get the camera focused. Your photos are great!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Lea

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  67. Beautiful nature shots! Really love the butterfly one! Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi! :)

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  68. Beautiful, beautiful butterfly.

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  69. These are beautiful photos, Eileen! The yellow sulphur is just darling!

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  70. I love that beautiful green heron and what an incredible close up of the yellow sulphur! WOW! Hugs!

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  71. I always enjoy your weekend walks Eileen. We actually managed to get out for a bush walk on Sunday - it had been so long. We went hunting for wild orchids.
    Have a wonderful week, and thanks for stopping by to say hi.

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  72. How strange, those light blue flowers on on top right pic, i ve seen them in Greece too! They are exactly the same!

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  73. Boy, that Clouded Sulphur is sensational! I need to learn how to do collages. I think that's a good way to present many photos at once.

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  74. lovely Kingfisher. One of my favourite species. :)

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  75. Beuatiful the little painted turtle and magnificent the yellow butterfly! And I must say that I never seen before such beauty!! Amazing details presented like always... A sunny october day!

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  76. great finds on your walk, eileen.
    the yellow sulphur is just gorgeous!!
    xoxo

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  77. Oh, that yellow butterfly is to die for!

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  78. Lucky girl that you got to see a little green heron! I only see them now and then round here, but aren't they the funny little squat fellows? Now I want to go find one again. :D

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