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Archive for July 2010

Contortions of the Caterpillar (Part III)

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Written by Allison Frost

July 31, 2010 at 6:44 pm

The Cat on the Bank

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The Cat on the Bank
17 May 2010
Brook Rd, Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 31, 2010 at 10:01 am

The Black Crowned Night Heron

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Last summer, I lamented on the fact that my mother had spotted night herons and I had not. I kept my eyes peeled everywhere I went. I actively sought to find them. But alas, it was not meant to be.

This summer, I have had great luck in spotting them. Either they are in greater abundance this year or I am just better than I was last year at seeking them.

A few nights ago a friend and I went wandering down to the Beach Lane bridge. No wildlife expected; this was purely a walk for social and entertainment purposes. However, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a night heron fishing by the rocks. Although it was dark and I did not have the benefit of my long lens to spy on it, I’m fairly certain it was a black crowned night heron, like this one fishing in one of the pools off Dune Road back in June.

The Black Crowned Night Heron
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

Symbiosis in the Tank

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Symbiosis in the Tank
27 April 2010
Atlantis Marine World, Riverhead, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

Sunset Over the Marshes

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Poets and artists always rave about the quality of light on the East End, and, having lived here for most of my life, I would have to agree. My favorite time of day is usually late afternoon, but waiting for the fireworks on the fourth of July down at the Beach Lane bridge, this sunset almost convinced me of early evening’s endearing qualities.

Sunset Over the Marshes
04 July 2010
Beach Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

Cygnets at the Pond (2010 ed. — Part III)

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Cygnets at the Pond (2010 ed. — Part III)
20 May 2010
Cranberry Bog, Brook Road, Westhampton Beach, NY

The Fly on the Leaf (Part II)

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The Fly on the Leaf (Part II)
06 May 2010
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

July 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm