Highlights at the Celery Farm this morning included a raccoon in plain view, a distant Virginia rail, and frogs galore.
Plenty of green herons, too.
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Last night was one of those enchanted evenings at the Warden's Watch. A gentle breeze, a comfortable temperature, and solitude.
In the distance, an egret, a great blue heron and black-crowned night heron fished for their suppers.
Closer by, a kingbird and chimney swifts hunted bugs, and a snapping turtle went for a swim.
On my way to the Celery Farm, through my neighbor's backyard, I saw a B-52 of a dragonfly parked on a birdbath.
On the path to the Warden's Watch, smaller dragonflies abounded, clearly in the mood for romance as they darted after one another.
I sat on the Warden's Watch for a spell, listening to distant red-winged blackbirds and watching the day wind down.
At 7 p.m., the distant reeds were still bathed in daylight.
Nothing better than a long summer's evening, even if the calendar says that the change of seasons is still a week away.
This video features a woodchuck looking out of its den on a path in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, when Junior butts in.