Whether from my balcony with my binoculars & camera or a visit on-site, I love and refer often in my posts about the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) located here in Grasonville, Maryland. CBEC offers a wonderful place for all ages to visit and learn about their efforts in research and education for the Chesapeake Bay restoration program. CBEC provides easy walking paths to various parts of their 510 acres with fantastic views of Marshy Creek, Cabin Creek, and Prospect Bay. By the end of the migration season, approximately 28 species of birds will have visited their peninsula for the winter. If you live locally and haven’t visited, check out their website at www.bayrestoration.org for all they offer year-round! Below are some of my photos from past on-site visits or from my balcony.
Sunrise Over CBEC – December 2, 2011 (from my balcony)
Sunrise Over CBEC – November 26, 2011 (from my balcony)
Visit – October 23, 2011
Visit – August 22, 2011
Visit – March 19, 2011
Visit – January 1, 2011
In the first photo shot across Marshy Creek from Discovery Lane, I was able to count eight species of waterfowl — tundra swans, Canadian geese, coots, buffleheads, canvasback, and three others I couldn’t identify. (I actually took a one-night class offered at CBEC last fall called Waterfowl I.D. and I continue to learn as I go along!)