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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Late August

I spent a sublime morning this week at the Blackwater  National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in the beautiful State of Maryland.


Outside the Visitor’s Center, a wildlife garden that includes Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis),


The very-familiar Rudbeckia with the less common Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana).


One of the many abandoned farmhouses within the Refuge.




Osprey perch.


Erosion control measure.


Photo of osprey heron in a tree taken from the driver’s seat, leaning over my passenger.


Same view, with osprey heron not as noticeable but with the sun!


In nearby Chesapeake, Maryland

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm, in the category Grab Bag.
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4 responses to “Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Late August”

  1. Mary Gray says:

    Thanks for introduction. I have never heard of this refuge but it looks beautiful. I will definitely be paying it a visit.

  2. Joanne Hutton says:

    Beautiful images of this special place; you must return later in the season when the bird life will be extraordinary. BTW, the bird in the tree would be a heron, judging by its long bill, not an osprey, possibly a green heron. Joanne Hutton, Arlington, VA

  3. Jan Clark says:


    Thanks so much for this — I love Blackwater. Haven’t been there for a few years, but I remember seeing MANY bald eagles. Just a very special place….

    Kind regards,
    Jan (in Howard Co.)