On Halloween we took an adventure to New York we started in Pleasantville making our way though Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Croton on the Hudson. In Pleasantville we started out with a lovely hike at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, where you hike on the carriage roads that John D. Rockefeller Jr. created for friends and family to enjoy the natural beauty of the land his family owned. On the hike we passed through Stone Barns Center for food and agriculture’s pastures where we were able to see cattle relaxing, sheep going for a walk and not to mention beautiful sights of Bluebirds. Be sure to check back for the Halloween fun we had in the most historic place to celebrate the holiday…..Sleepy Hollow!
Peaceful Waters is a preserve I have posted about before; unfortunately, this visit was far from peaceful. I heard nothing but scream from the weekend soccer games, dogs barking, and the loud humming of cars speeding down the adjacent road. Thankfully, the birds that were visiting did not seem to mind much. I was surprised by the amount of garbage that was floating; I have never seen any there before it was always pristine. Considering the fact that they were slightly sun bleach it was clear they had been there a while and out of reach without some sort of scoop net. I did manage to get this nice picture of a Green Heron with my Lensbaby!
Because I LOVE the outdoors one of the first places I visited as soon as we settled down here in south Florida was Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands in Boynton Beach. It had been a little on the cool side that week so there wasn’t too much activity going on that day. Here are a Tricolored Heron and a Purple Gallinule we spotted on our walk.
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