Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Vereen Memorial Nature Park


Hello & happy Tuesday!

I wish all that celebrate a Happy Boxing Day!


I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, I cooked dinner for my hubby, son and his girlfriend. We had lots of yummy food and my homemade Derby pie and ice cream for dessert. Now we all have to recover from too much food.  I am sharing a park that hubby and visited a few times just across the North Carolina border in Little River South Carolina. It is called the Vereen Memorial Park or Vereen Nature Park. The park consist of 115 acres of forest and marshland.  Here are some scenes from our visits on Nov 5th and Nov 10th.









They have numerous hiking trails and boardwalks. The first day we went the tide was high and part of the trail was underwater. Hubby and I had to backtrack and we took the trail thru the woods and ended up again where the trail was under water.



Most of the birds we saw were the Great Blue Heron and Great Egrets and one Wood Stork.


I believe this is the Northern Bayberry, I have seen it growing in various coastal parks. The berries are enjoyed by many birds, I think I saw a few Yellow-rumped Warblers in these bushes.








The trail takes you up to the Little River and is a popular spot with the fishermen.



Here is a link to my first post on this park we visited with my sister Sunset beach & Vereen Nature Park

I hope you enjoyed our walk at the Vereen Memorial and Nature Park.



As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

78 comments:

  1. It truly is amazing how much we can all eat at Christmas time - and I don't think it's the meal so much as all the snacks that seem to be everywhere. Better get out and walk!

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    1. Yes, but it is too cold outside for walking. I will walk on my treadmill today. Thanks always for the comment and visit. I hope you and your family had a very happy Christmas. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  2. So peaceful...the beautiful blue bird shot is AMAZING!

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    1. Hello Sandi, it was a peaceful place for a walk. Thanks for the comment. I hope you had a happy Christmas! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  3. That looks so nice, what a great place to walk. I'm glad you had a good Christmas with your family.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I hope your Christmas was wonderful too. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

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  4. Beautiful .... looks like a beautiful day for being out by the water.

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    1. Thanks, it is always a beautiful day for a walk. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Awesome I'm ready for a coastal getaway!

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    1. Me too, I am always ready for a getaway! Enjoy your day and new week!

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  6. Hari OM
    Am very familiar with walks being under water - not so much from tides, as constant rain! Love that shot of the heron. A peaceful and relaxing place to walk, despite wet feet! YAM xx

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    1. Hello, I think the constant rain would be a little depressing. I love the sunshine. Thanks so much for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day and new week!

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  7. Maravilhosas fotos! Beijos e tudo de bom ! chica

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    1. Thanks, Chica! You are so kind. Have a happy day and new week!

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  8. ...gorgeous shots, I believe that is Juniperus virginiana , its common names include red cedar, eastern redcedar and bayberry.

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    1. Thanks Tom for the plant id. I always appreciate your visits too.
      Have a happy day and new week!

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  9. Hello Eileen,

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas,and your food sounds very tasty! Yes, It can be too much food, I know about that.
    Beautiful photos, and The Blue Heron is so pretty.
    Happy Tuesday, and enjoy the week ahead.

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    1. Hello Marit, the diet starts today!
      I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  10. Sounds like you had a lovely family Christmas Day. DH and DD went to see the new Star Wars. I took a nap. Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hello, Hubby and I want to see that movie too. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  11. Looks like a nice place to walk and explore. I appreciate the boardwalks that different areas have so you can walk out and see more. Your Christmas day sounded wonderful.

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    1. Hi Ellen, thanks and I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  12. Looks wonderful with the boardwalks. Hoping you have had a great Christmas, and all wishes for a Very Happy New Year.

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    1. Hello Nancy, thanks so much, we did have a great Christmas! I hope you did as well, wishing you all the best in 2018. Happy New Year!

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  13. Glad to hear that you had wonderful Christmas Eve along with your family… Lovely photos from the boardwalk and sorry about the high tide immersing the trail.

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    1. Thanks, Jeevan, I appreciate your comment and visit. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  14. this park looks a lot like our parks here in FL... the birds look chilly

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    1. Hi Sandra, you are correct. It was a chilly day and the birds were trying to stay warm.
      Enjoy your day and thanks for the comment.

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  15. What a pleasing event it is, down it looks like a heaven, everything are there, Heron and Egret are with it, thanks Eileen.

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    1. Thanks, Bob! It was a pleasant day and walk. Thank you for the comment.
      Happy Boxing Day! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  16. Wow! Such beautiful blue skies for your visit. These are gorgeous shots. I love going along on your hikes with you.

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    1. Thanks, Mildred! We did have a nice day and walk. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  17. Thank you for sharing your visit to the Vereen Memorial Nature Park - love the long views and closeups of the Great blue Heron.
    Joy

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    1. Hello, Joy! Thanks so much for the visit and comment. I always enjoy seeing the herons.
      I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead.

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  18. Hello Eileen!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!
    What a lovely place!
    Beautiful nature and very preety birds!
    Great shots!
    Have a lovely week ahead!
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi, Yes, we had a very nice Christmas. I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas too. Thanks so much for the comment. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

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  19. We met some extended family for breakfast this Boxing Day. The coffee shop is next to the mall so we walked through. I was surprised to see so few shoppers. - Margy

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    1. Hi Margy, so glad you had a nice breakfast with your friend. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  20. Gorgeous photos and glad to hear you had a good Christmas! Nothing wrong with too much food, every now and again!

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    1. Hello Michelle, so true, Christmas seems to be the time to enjoy lots of food. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  21. Sounds like a very enjoyable Christmas.
    Wonderful pictures.

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    1. Hello, Yes we enjoyed Christmas and all the food. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  22. Awesome scenes from your walk. Thanks for taking us along!

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    1. Hello Betty, I am glad you enjoyed the walk. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  23. The sky is wonderfully blue! Nice photo of the blue heron.

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    1. Hello Linda, I always enjoy the herons. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. Hello Krishna, Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  25. Enjoyed the walk, but where is the snow?

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    1. Hello, LOL! No snow in North Carolina in November. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  26. I would love to visit this place!!!!

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas...

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    1. Hi Rose, I think you would enjoy this park and the trail. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  27. How amazing to get so close to those birds. Great shots!

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    1. Hello, I am glad you enjoyed the walk and photos.
      Thanks for the comment.
      Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  28. Christmas and over-eating are a familiar pair! Good to have a walk though!

    Cheers (and hope you had a good Christmas) - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Hello Stewart,
      Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  29. Your shot are always nice to see.
    We had a good Christmas time too, and still it is going on in the family.
    Happy Wednesday to you!

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    1. Hello, enjoy your family time and the holiday season. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  31. Beautiful scenery! Love the birds!

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    1. Hello Lea, Thanks for the comment and visit. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  32. Beautiful pic, I always enjoy your posts and what you have to share. Great scenery pics and the heron and egret are so showy. Hope the Bayberry provided a good food source for the birds. Thanks Eileen!

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    1. Hello Judy, Thanks for the nice comment. I wish you and yours all the best in 2018, happy New Year! Have a happy day and week ahead.

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  33. some beautiful blue skies!! nice big birds and what a pretty, unexpected reflection in the puddle/flood!!

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  34. I find plenty of trails in FL under water. Sigh.

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  35. Beautiful images. I love those boardwalks.

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  36. Pretty park! Love the river views! Glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  37. Fabulous photos as always, Eileen, but I fell in love with that first Great Blue shot...that one's a keeper for sure. And I was fascinated by the bayberries.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  38. The herons are a welcome sight to see!

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  39. Looks like an awesome place to walk with a camera. Love the birds!

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  40. Great shots, as usual! Happy New Year!

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  41. Dearest Eileen; Hi, opened the Northern Bayberry's pic page ;-) I always wonder the names of the tree, (Especially, in front of my house)
    So sorry for my absence, hope you are having wonderful year end season♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  42. Your Christmas sounds wonderful.
    Lovely selection of photographs here.

    All the best Jan

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  43. lol, flooded. Seems you should have rubberboots next time :) Still a great place for wildlife.

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  44. I am glad you had a nice Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year...Thank you for participating in NN all these years...Michelle

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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