Here is some green aventurine! Available at Miss Val's Creations.
The Parker River Wildlife Sanctuary is a national refuge for all sorts of birds located in Plum Island, Massachusetts.
It is 4,662 acres in size!!!This is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the mouth of the Merrimack River.
The result is over 3,000 acres of salt marshes.
It boasts over 350 species of birds. That is a crane above (difficult to see).
Although we only saw birds, this place is also home to deer, coyote, red foxes, beavers, muskrats, weasels and various reptiles.
Here are some duck butts. My bird photos were all take from afar so they are not clear.We came across a family of Canadian geese. The mom was hissing at everyone who walked by. The babies were hanging out in the walkway and she was in charge of protective duty. You can actually see her in the photo vocalizing her frustration with the humans.
We watched them make their way into the water for a swim.
We came across a path leading to boardwalks through marshy wooded areas.
Even though this is next to the ocean it has a desert like feel!
Our initial intent was to take a morning walk on the beach which required a long boardwalk stroll. It was a cold June morning so we nixed that idea and travelled futher to the refuge.The beach on Plum Island is a quiet, peaceful beach without the fried dough, cheap t-shirt sales, video games, etc.
I hope you enjoyed our little trip to Plum Island and its refuge! Have a great week!!! ~Val