Our day began with a special Trip to Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge, lunch is Sag Harbor (um, lobster rolls, anyone?), a wine tasting at duck walk vineyards (and wine haul), and picking up fresh fruit at a local farm stand.
I want to make a special shout out to my mom, who just finished her chemo treatment and totally kicked some cancer butt. She is amazing and I am so proud of her for being proactive and fearless and teaching my sisters and I about doing the same for ourselves.
I had a great day out with her and it was a real treat to share Morton with her, we totally fed some birds, responsibly of course!
Enjoy our trip to Morton...
|A silver spotted skipper feeds from the garden outside the ranger station.|
|An eastern pondhawk suns itself and energies itself to eat lots of mosquitoes.|
|Skipper species feeding amongst many other pollinators.|
|The wild turkeys were not shy. Initially I was a bit weary- I've been approached aggressively by turkeys as a zookeeper, but these seems to know that good behavior resulted in the ability to mooch from humans with seed.|
|A bullfrog in the pond, which also contained turtles, and some large swans.|
|A cute little pearly crescent suns itself near the open meadow area.|
|I really enjoyed the turkeys, they were pretty adorable.|