Autumn at Eastern Neck NWR

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I’ve been in search of our autumn colors for the last couple weeks for some pretty shots.

These were all taken at Eastern Neck NWR on October 31st.

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Common Paper Wasp nest

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View of the Chesapeake Bay from Butterfly Garden Trail

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

— George Eliot, The Writings of George Eliot, vol. 23 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908), 71.

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52 thoughts on “Autumn at Eastern Neck NWR

  1. Beautiful pictures Donna! Don’t you love it when the fall colors finally ‘pop’? I felt like today was the best day so far for the ‘reds’ on Kent Island, and was out getting photos of trees and reflections from my rowboat. Honestly, the best ‘medicine’ there is. Thanks for sharing your beauties!

    • Thank you, Susan! I agree, the colors seem to be brighter, and lots of bright reds this week! I love the “pop”!! Looking forward to your photos, from your rowboat will have given fabulous views I bet!

    • Thank you! When I shared that wasp’s nest last month, it was full of wasps, and I high-tailed it out of there. I think the one wasp in this photo might not have been alive. It did not move in any of my photos.

  2. I love your little woolly bear caterpillar — I haven’t seen one yet this year. The reds, rusts and oranges look so beautiful mixed in with the lingering summer greenery. The view of Chesapeake Bay is so peaceful and soothing. Thanks for the trip through your autumn!

    • Thank you, Barbara, so glad you liked my autumn! The past several days we started having the real ‘pop’ of colors in some areas, I’ve been wanting to get back here and see what might be on display now. Thinking maybe tomorrow, our last days of the 60’s temps is coming to an end it looks like. 🙂

    • Thank you, Simon! Fall colors are indeed happy colors! You are correct, the last few days we started having our ‘pop’ of colors. Tomorrow is to be another nice day, I’m thinking of playing hooky from housework. 😉

  3. Hah! I got this comment at my previous post about my wooly bear:
    “The Woolly Bear’s real claim to fame is its ability to survive freezing weather by producing a natural anti-freeze. It’s outer body slowly starts to freeze but the internal organs remain protected. Apparently they can survive temperatures down to -90 F. My question is, why would you want to.”

    I just thought you might like to know that! 😂

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