Beaver Lake Nature Center

Today the Onondaga Historical Association had a picnic for its volunteers held at the Beaver Lake Nature Center.

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It was very nice, except it rained cats and dogs, no kidding. A tour guide came to get us at 3:00 for a walk in the woods and the sun was out for a few minutes, but then it poured again, so I don’t have much in the way of outdoor photos, even though this is a really cool place. So here’s some indoor photos, even though I don’t like the thoughts of dead, stuffed birds and animals, they’re there so here’s some of them.

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Belted Kingfisher. I would love to see one of these in real life!

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Really cool display of birdie eggs, part 1

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Really cool display of birdie eggs, part 2

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Pileated Woodpecker. Nice to see up close to really see how big it is.

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Touchy feely table, part 1

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Touchy feely table, part 2

During the three seconds that it wasn’t raining, I captured some photos from their herb gardens.

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I had intentions of taking many more photos to finally make a decent blog post, but the weather had other ideas!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Liza Lee Miller
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 20:12:39

    Great pictures. I too am not a fan of the stuffed birds in museums but you can learn so much from them.

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  2. Lynne
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 20:54:53

    Pam- You take THE BEST flower close-ups!

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  3. Linda in Erie
    Jun 23, 2008 @ 00:20:19

    Really pretty flowers! I really think their egg display is neat. It looks like they had a really nice display.

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  4. jayne
    Jun 23, 2008 @ 07:28:49

    Still so beautiful Pam, rain and all… maybe even more so? :c)

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  5. Apple
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 20:46:44

    I’m sorry you didn’t get a chance to walk any of the trails. The lupine were beautiful a couple of weeks ago and I found some jack-in-the-pulpits. I’ve never looked over the displays inside, thanks for sharing them.

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  6. mon@rch
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 21:19:07

    Volunteers do rock! That is such a cool place!

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  7. laurie
    Jun 26, 2008 @ 22:16:54

    The rain soaked flowers really are beautiful! Too bad the weather didn’t cooperate, but it still sounds like you had a great time.

    Hugs,
    Laurie

    Reply

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