An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide – maryholland505@gmail.com

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some photographs I’ve recently taken as well as some of my favorites from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

WOOD  DUCKS  RETURN

It’s always a good day when you can set eyes on a pair of wood ducks! Look for them in wooded swamps and ponds, where they are one of only seven species of North American waterfowl that nests in tree cavities. Their slim bodies enable them to use old pileated woodpecker holes as nest sites, and their large eyes enable them to maneuver with great skill among tree branches while in flight.

2 responses

  1. George E. Smith Jr.

    Handsome photo! Perfect; I could stare at it for quite awhile

    April 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

  2. Sally Lemon [Julie's neice!]

    Gosh I never knew that there was a duck that used a tree for nesting. I feel worried for the ducklings…………

    April 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

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