Category Archives: Merrimac Farm Wildlife management Area

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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More Images from Florida

I am slowly making my way through the thousands of images I shot while spending 4 weeks in Florida in December and January. “Making my way” means reviewing them and culling out those that are not “keepers.” Then, after selecting … Continue reading

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Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area

On August 13, I conducted my last check of the 15 Bluebird boxes at the Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, which was something I volunteered to do this spring and summer. There was not any nesting activity in the nest … Continue reading

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Bluebirds and Spring Flowers at Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area

Today, I spent 5 hours walking through the 300 acre Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area checking its 15 bluebird boxes on a gorgeous spring day. During breeding season, the boxes are checked once a week, and it was my turn. … Continue reading

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