Frank Marsden, founder and past president of Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville, has become quite the nature photographer and, in doing so, has made a superb continuing study of the flora and fauna of Eden Mill and its surroundings along Deer Creek.
On Sunday, Marsden took some once-in-a-lifetime shots – well, probably not for him– in the wetlands near the mill. Here's what he had to say about it:
Sunday morning I spent about two hours in our wetlands at Eden Mill and, as usual, was overwhelmed and excited about what goes on there.
Everywhere I looked something was going on. Young redwing blackbirds, four different frogs, more different kinds of dragonflies than I can ID, bees, moths, three different kinds of turtles, plants, sounds, smells! It is just overwhelming to the senses.
I could send out 20 different photos just from one visit. Mixed in with all of this, was the beauty of it. Too much to explain.
This coming weekend take your camera and plan a visit to a wetlands, a pond, a stream, a field, anywhere. Sit, relax, marvel, enjoy and take picture after picture. Share them with a friend and feel their joy.