Category Archives: Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area

Protected Places Media

We launched our new website today! It much better describes what we do, why we do it, and some of what we have done. Now that I am retired, I will have much more time to work on various important … Continue reading

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Posted in Landscape Photographs, Leesylvania State park, Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area, National and State Parks, Nature | 3 Comments

Outstanding Spring Weekend – Wood Ducks & Wild Turkeys

Spring has finally arrived in northern Virginia. The Daffodils, Forsythia, and various trees are blooming, and most other plants are budding and showing signs of growth. It is a great time to be outdoors after months of hibernating indoors to escape one … Continue reading

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Posted in Bird Photographs, Huntley Meadows, Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area, Nature, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Maine, A Photographer’s Paradise

I was in Maine for 16 days in June, spending two days in Portland before driving the scenic route along the coast to Tremont on Mount Desert Island (MDI). In Tremont, I rented a quiet cottage (Seaside Cottages) on the … Continue reading

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Posted in Italy, Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Spring Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Baby Eastern Bluebirds and Bluebird Eggs

Last weekend, I checked the 15 Eastern Bluebird nesting boxes at Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is something I volunteered to do last year, and I am doing again this year. It was the first time that I … Continue reading

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Posted in Bird Photographs, Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area, Nature, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Annual Bluebell Festival Is Today, April 15

Today, April 15, is the annual Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area located near Nokesville, Virginia. The festival is open to the public from 10:00 to 4:00 and includes a number of nature related activities and a nature … Continue reading

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Nikon D800 Images of Bluebells at Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area

Last weekend, I went to Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to photograph the Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica).  Virginia Bluebells are bulbous perennial plants that only grow in early spring before the canopy closes (i.e., the trees are leafed out and shade … Continue reading

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Spring Buds and Blooms

On Sunday morning, I went to Leesylvania State Park in Prince William County with one objective in mind, to see and photograph up close the new emerging buds, blooms, and other early growth using my 105mm macro lens. It was … Continue reading

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Posted in Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area, Nature, Spring Photographs | Tagged , | 8 Comments