Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Wow, that’s a beautiful place.
3 July 2007 at 1:41 pm
A very beautiful place, ready and waiting for the 4th!
Happy Independence Day Mon@rch!!
3 July 2007 at 2:12 pm
Your photos are gorgeous! Happy 4th Tom! 😀
3 July 2007 at 4:07 pm
I would prefer to visit this gem of a place on the 3rd. I avoid weekend and holiday crowds at beaches and parks.
3 July 2007 at 5:23 pm
Now that is a very inviting setting. Lovely pictures, Tom. Happy 4th of July!
3 July 2007 at 9:56 pm
So calm and peaceful. And beautiful.
3 July 2007 at 10:37 pm
The park is beautiful – you are located in such a beautiful area of New York. Your pictures are exquisite – was it really that clear? No haze? Then again, haze probably doesn’t exist in that part of New York, does it? 🙂
3 July 2007 at 11:31 pm
If you have not been there you need to put it on your short list of places to visit. Schedule no less than a day and expect to be permanently addicted to the land. It can be brutal and harsh certain times of year but the peace of the place keeps calling you. Understand that people once lived, worked, raised families and were buried here. Once you have been here you will know why. My favorite place in the whole world. Wjen I am hurt I come here to heal.
3 July 2007 at 11:58 pm
What a lovely place to be. Do you work in that building? Hmmm….
Thanks for showing us around.
4 July 2007 at 12:35 am
The tree-packed hills are gorgeous. Are there oaks among them? Looks very clean and clear – hope it’s like that on the 5th.
4 July 2007 at 1:08 am
Beautiful! Though, I too would prefer to visit on the third. We usually stay at home on the fourth – none of us are partial to crowds, though we’ll have our usual picnic with neighbors this evening.
4 July 2007 at 11:13 am
Happy 4th of July Everyone!
@ Linda, thanks it is!
@ Lynne – We will have many here for sure!
@ Nature Woman – thanks
@ Ruth – it is even a great place with the crowds of people!
@ Cathy – thanks and everyone is always welcome here!
@ KGMom – thanks
@ Mary – thanks and this is a wonderful area of the state for sure! We get humid but not much haze here!
@ Mike – you said it Mike! Loved your Niagara Fall photos and thanks for visiting!
@ Trixie – I do work in that building but my office is on the other side of the building that where this building is facing!
@ NatureShutter – not many oaks in this area but the park does have some wonderful oak forest! That’s where we go looking for the Cerulean Warblers!
@ M Light – I always find a way to enjoy doing whatever at home! Hate when the weather screws everything up though!
4 July 2007 at 11:51 am
A gorgeous place-can’t wait to be there
Happy Fourth to you Mon@rch!
4 July 2007 at 12:12 pm
That IS a beautiful place. I’d love the clear air and less hustle and bustle.
Happy 4th, Mon@rch!
4 July 2007 at 9:08 pm
Every picture looks like a postcard! What a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing.
5 July 2007 at 1:54 pm
Looks like a great park – hope that the 4th was everything you had hoped it would be!
6 July 2007 at 8:38 am
Tom – Thanks for the pics! They definitely brought me back “home” for a few minutes! Can’t wait to show my little one the beauty of the park. See you in a couple weeks.
7 July 2007 at 9:34 pm