Emmons Creek Barrens IAT Segment

A beautifully different woodland and a little bit of a confusing trail.

After the storm

After Hurricane Sandy blew into the area and filled up our smaller streams and rivers again, it was a perfect time to get out and see them. Some of them I'd just been to (Purgatory) and WOW, what a difference a storm makes. At the time it didn't seem like we got that much rain,... Continue Reading →

The Mighty Piscataquog

The Piscataquog is my favorite river.  I know, weird, huh?  It's an important waterway not only for people, but for many animals and plants that thrive in the ancient glacial habitats along its course. It has 3 branches (north, middle and south), runs for 57 miles with little interruption and its name translates from a... Continue Reading →

The Sweet Spot

Because the forecast called for overcast skies with a minimal chance of rain, I decided to take a ride over to one of my favorite little conservation areas to see if the brook was flowing and if there might be any wildflowers about.  Pulpit Rock is about 20 minutes away and, while small, gave me... Continue Reading →

Cedar Swamp and Rhododendron Preserve

Late last year I visited a nearby Nature Conservancy property called The Cedar Swamp Preserve.  Yeah, real romantic sounding place, right?  Well it's got two great things going for it - Atlantic White Cedars and Great Laurel or Giant Rhododendron as it's sometimes called.  This is a small preserve jammed between huge condo developments, some... Continue Reading →

Blood-sucking freaks

So after the relatively bug-free California environment I get back up here and am basically in a cloud of mosquitoes every time I set foot out of the house.  This time of year being a woodland photographer really sucks.  Literally.  Between the mosquitoes and the ticks I'm down a pint. No.  Not really.  But they... Continue Reading →

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