Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Feature: Flora and Fauna of the Thousand Islands!

A mighty eagle watching over the 1000 Islands.

I have previously indicated that the will be bringing on board many great new features, as I am sure the frequent viewers of this blog have been noticing. One exciting new aspect will be the regular posting of pictures of the Thousand Islands flora and fauna, as well as other fascinating photos from this impressive region. (Flora and Fauna refer to a region's plants and animals respectively.)

My not-so-secret weapon in obtaining many of these photos is the award winning author Patty Mondore. As readers of her many books and regular columns in the Thousand Islands Sun newspapers know, her frequent kayaking trips on the St. Lawrence River, as well as other excursions with yours truly, give her and me tremendous opportunities  for bringing to you a stream of  fascinating wildlife shots and videos from the islands. So look forward to many more photos taken by the both of us, as well as the unique photos sent in by you.

These eagles (above and below) were seen on islands not far from Dark Island on the St. Lawrence River. 
Be sure to click on the photos to see them larger..

The above eagle landed on Ironsides Island.

Eagle's nest with adult (left) and big eaglet not far from Singer Castle. 
(Island location kept secret for the eagles' well being.)

Remember, the above photos are just the smallest sampling of things to come, so come back often for this exciting new regular feature!

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.