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Catkins, Alabama, New York by artwhiz47

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On a pleasant Spring day, a fine little curtain of golden catkins dangles along the Onondaga Trail at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama, Orleans County, NY. I’m not sure what they are, exactly, but I suspect they were part of a Hornbeam’s wardrobe. This is an excellent trail throughout the warmer seasons; an easy walk on slightly elevated berm through swamp to a slight climb through woods full of birds, butterflies & wildflowers.


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  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    How pretty!!! A sure sign of spring eh? Love the golden colours of this!!! :]

  • Thanks, Tracy. This trail has a little of everything.

    – artwhiz47

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Looks lovely Sheila, super reflections too …

  • Thank you, Tom. The reflections were frequently disrupted by passing Canada Geese, Mallards & Wood ducks, but as there was virtually no breeze, things settled down rapidly!

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Sounds like a lovely spot for a wander, Sheila. What a great shot – reflections, silhouettes, all a wonderful combination!

  • Thanks, Mike. The whole Iroquois Refuge is a wonder.

    – artwhiz47

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 4 years ago

    Lovely site and photo, Sheila! Sounds like the kind of trail that I would really enjoy (especially if the bugs weren’t out too thick). I’d bet that spring and fall are especially nice here.

  • Thanks, Gene. As for bugs…. they love me, & in another month, this place will be loaded with blackflies. As you say, Spring & Fall, & late summer if the weather’s dry, are perfect here.

    – artwhiz47

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    This is just so fabulous – love the new icon as well!!

  • Thanks, Cat. Watch that avatar; may be more changes in the offing.

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Here’s our wonder. Plan to wander the wonder tomorrow!

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