Today We Visited Caledon Natural Area

Today, Angela and I visited Caledon Natural Area 45 miles southeast of here along the Potomac River.  Caledon has over 2,500 acres of protected land and is the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast. As many as 60 eagles have been spotted on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River in King George County where it is located.

We did see some eagles, maybe ten.  However, they were only flying high above the trees and could not be photographed (by me).  So, instead after carrying about 25 pounds of gear on about 5 miles of trails, I settled for a couple of landscapes, spring tulip tree flowers and some brightly sunlit red flower buds that were just about to burst/bloom.  Angela helped, as always.  She is the best assistant one could ever want and great spotter too.

It was a perfect day for a hike, blue skies with puffy clouds and only in the high 40s. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Natural Area.

Tomorrow snow–couple inched expected.  Maybe some photography of snow on spring flowers.

Below is one of today’s images.  The rest can be seen in the Spring 2011 Gallery on my website at: http://stabone.com/p1039989315/h196947f7#h196947f7

 

About Stephen L Tabone

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One Response to Today We Visited Caledon Natural Area

  1. researchlady says:

    This is a beautiful flower … tulip tree flower? I love the Redbud tree, too. We only have a few of them up here so when I see them, I get very excited! You are very dedicated to your craft, carrying around 25 lbs. of equipement! Wow!

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