BIRD : LAND
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, along the eastern Shore of Maryland, is home to an abundance of plant and animal diversity in three major habitats – forest, marsh and shallow water. The refuge contains one-third of Maryland’s tidal wetlands, which makes it an ecologically important area within the state.
Designated as an internationally important bird area, Blackwater NWR has been referred to as the “Everglades of the North,” and has been called one of the “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy. These photographs were made mostly from the driver’s seat during several brief visits to the refuge.