Grand Island, New York Photo Album
Vol. VII (Jan.-June 2009)


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"Fox In Vets Park" - June 2009


Craig Eddy Photo - Click for larger view

   Craig Eddy photographed this kit, one of two young fox in Veteran's Park. An adult fox was also seen crossing Island Park Drive. The photo was taken at dusk on Tuesday June 2nd.
Posted June 4, 2009




"Yellow Warbler" - May 2009


Matt Beals Photo - Click for larger view

   This photo of a Yellow Warbler was taken Friday morning, May 15, 2008
in Buckhorn State Park. Matt is attempting to get a picture of
every bird he has seen on Grand Island. "So far, I have documented 54 species
(and counting). Most photos are taken from my bicycle in Buckhorn State Park," he said
Posted May 21, 2009




"East River Sunrise" - May 2009


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   This Emily Dahlstrom photo was taken Friday morning, May 15, 2008
from in front of Betty Killian's house in the 4800 block of East River Road.
Posted May 21, 2009




"Poison Ivy" - May 2009


Gary E. McDannell photo - Click for larger view

   This poison ivy photo by Gary McDannell was taken in Buckhorn State Park on Friday, May 8, 2009. The leaves of the plant are said to be "polymorphic," which means that an inordinate variety of shapes of leaves will be observed. However, the leaves will normally be a shinny green color, and grouped in threes. Poison Ivy is found everywhere on Grand Island, and especially adjacent to the bike path leading to Beaver Island State Park. It's also found in abundance in Buckhorn State Park.
Posted May 11, 2009




"Great Blue Heron" - May 2009


Gary E. McDannell photo - Click for larger view

   Gary McDannell took this photo of a Great Blue Heron on Friday afternoon, May 8, 2009. The bird was standing atop of one of the artificial islands at the East River Marsh Project. This species can attain a height of 4 feet, and their numbers have increased dramatically in this area over the past decade. "If you look over at Motor Boat Island from the shoreline of the river in Beaver Island State Park you will see dark clumps in the branches of the trees on the island. These are Blue Heron nests (AKA heron rookerie), and there are quite a few of them on Motor Boat Island."
Posted May 11, 2009




"Snakes Alive - And Friend!" - April 2009


Nathan Cook photos - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook photographed this common garter snake/ribbon snake and the blue spotted salamander Monday
afternoon, April 13, 2009 in Beaver Island State Park.
Posted April 23, 2009




"Bridge Reflections" - April 2009


Lisa Boulden photos - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden captured these photos of the South Grand Island Bridge on Friday, April 17, 2009.
Posted April 23, 2009




"A Fragile Balance" - April 2009


Gary E. McDannell photo - Click for larger view

   Gary McDannell took this photo on Thursday, April 2, 2009 of the habitat at the East River Marsh Project. "I have entitled the picture "A Fragile Balance," because it shows that still can maintain quality fish and wildlife habitat in an urban-like setting," Gary wrote.
Posted April 9, 2009




"Great Black Backed Gulls" - April 2009


Gary E. McDannell photo - Click for larger view

   Gary McDannell took this photo of the Great Black Backed Gulls on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from the end of the jetty at the East River Marsh Project. "The Black Backed Gulls are quite a bit larger than the Ring Bill Gulls we usually see on the river."
Posted April 9, 2009




"Beaver Island's Melting Ice" - Mar. 2009


Barbara McMichael photo - click for larger view

   Barbara shot this scene of melting ice at Beaver Island on Sunday, March 29, 2009. "Looks like winter is on its way out!"




"Springtime" - Mar. 2009


Kim Ludwig photo - click for larger view

   Kim writes, "Spring was in full force Sunday afternoon! My husband and I took the puppies for a walk down at Buckhorn. I'm pretty confident that the majority of the Island came out of hibernation yesterday!! We passed other dog walkers, bike riders, and summer cars back on the road again!!"
Posted March 19, 2009




"Last Of The Ice" - Mar. 2009


Bill Hays photo - click for larger view

   "With Spring beginning Friday/Saturday, I thought a picture of the last of the ice on Beaver Island's beach might be appropriate," writes Bill Hays of Westwood Drive. This photo was taken last Friday, March 13, 2009.
Posted March 19, 2009




"Blue Birds" - Feb. 2009


Dave Muller photos

    Dave Muller took these shots of the Bluebirds in Tom Burke's driveway on the West River
in early February. Tom fed meal worms to a flock of 12-15 birds during the really harsh weather.
Posted February 26, 2009




"Tundra & Mute Swans" - Feb. 2009


Gary E. McDannell photos - Click for larger view

   Gary McDannell took these photos on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Beaver Island State Park. The view in the first picture is of Tundra Swans and friends in the West River, and the second picture is a Mute Swan and Ringed Bill Gull in the East River.
Posted February 19, 2009




"Winter 2009" - Feb. 2009


(left) Bradley Ludwig, & cousins Scott and Cory Ludwig
(center) West River resting spot
(right) Snowmobiling Moms


Kim Ludwig (Rolling Meadow Studios) Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig writes, "My sister in law, Allison Ludwig and I went snowmobiling around the Island last Friday night (Feb. 6, 2009)
and then to dinner. How many towns can you ride beautiful trails, check out the scenery of the Niagara River ....
close up.... and then park and go into a restaurant for dinner... all on a snowmobile!
We got out just in time before that gorgeous snow melted!!
Posted February 12, 2009



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