Thursday, December 17, 2009

Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard


At the western most point of Martha's Vineyard sits the town Aquinnah with its famous colored clay cliffs, now a National Landmark. The salty scents of New England linger in the air. Once called Gay Head the present day Wampanoag Native Americans changed its name to Aquinnah, meaning "High Land", in 1997. The tribe members and their descendants had lived on Martha's Vineyard for centuries before the white settlers arrived. The story of their arrival is unusual for its lack of bloodshed and for the community accord with the Wampanoag. In 1642, under the leadership of Thomas Mayhew Jr., laws were such that the Wampanoag's land could not be taken without consent and fair payment. The Wampanoag taught farming and whaling techniques to the settlers, and were in high demand as boatsteeres for whaling vessels.

The tribe and their descendants were recognized as a federally recognised tribe in 1987 and today they make up about one third of Aquinnah's 344 plus residents. The Wampanoag trust lands encompass 485 acres – 160 acres privately held and 325 acres common lands

One is struck by the splendor of high, mile long colored clay cliffs, towering above sandy, rocky beaches. Waves crash against the shore. Choose a clear, sunny day to fully appreciate the panorama from the top of Aquinnah Cliffs and or while strolling along the two public beaches: Moshup Beach to the southwest and Lobsterville Beach along the Sound side of town. From the sand, your eyes will be drawn first to the majestic cliffs, rising steeply to flaunt their colorful striations, and then to the beach-goers, in bathing and birthday suits, prancing in and out of the water and often wallowing —illegally — in the clay pits. There is a web-cam at one of the beaches for you to enjoy =


One can also enjoy the biking and walking trails that wind through roads, beaches, and vegetation.

The Gay Head lighthouse: John Quincy Adams had a wooden lighthouse constructed at Gay Head and it opened in 1779. Refurbished, it stands to this day as a beacon to those at sea as they. The lighthouse is overseen by the Martha's Vineyard Museum, and is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from one hour before sunset to a half hour after sunset, from the summer solstice to the fall equinox. If you are fishing on or off-shore, it'll feel like the Old World, where countless fishermen, whalers, Wampanoag, have been before you.

In closing…While you may not sleep in Aquinnah, you'll want to visit this ancient jewel. While much of the rest of Martha's Vineyard, hums the tune of day and night life, Aquinnah awaits you with its low-key, low-profile, serene atmosphere.

Information of Importance: Martha's Vineyard Transit System buses serve Aquinnah and connect it to the Island's other towns and it may be the best way to go as parking is difficult at the cliffs and beach. Be prepared to drop guests and continue around the circle to the parking lot.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas in Edgartown




Christmas in Edgartown on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard

The holiday spirit will be alive and well in the Victorian town of Edgartown December 11 to the 13th, 2009. Tree lighting & carols on the Village Green on a beautifully decorated Main street. Open Houses at the classically decorated Inns. A parade down Main Street. The festive lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse. Wine, hot drinks and tasty treats as well as Christmas music and family concerts to help keep you in that holiday spirit! And….Breakfast with Santa!!! Come get into the spirit of the Holiday no matter what your faith.

Information courtesy of the Edgartown Board of Trade - edgartownboardoftrade.com.

Location: Various locations in Edgartown


Fri, Nov 27, 2009
TIME
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CHARGE

Daily until 12-18-2009
"I Love Christmas in Edgartown" Raffle More prizes than ever! Chance with every $25.00 purchase. Drawing: Saturday December 19th at 2PM at The Christina Gallery, 32 North Water Street


Fri, Dec 11, 2009
TIME
DESCRIPTION
CHARGE

10 AM to 4 PM
Martha's Vineyard Museum The museum is open. Holiday Discount in the Museum Gift Shop - Members 15% / Non-Members 10% Location: School Street, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-4441 ext. 110 Website: http://www.mvmuseum.org/
Yes

11 AM to 1 PM
Holiday Open House at The Anchors Adele Dyer on piano. Meet the Edgartown Firemen and Santa Claus for a free Christmas Stocking full of goodies. Location: 10 Daggett Street


2 PM to 4 PM
Inns of Edgartown Tour Tour the Inns of Edgartown and enjoy refreshments. Participating Inns include: Hob Knob, Ashley Inn, Harbor View Hotel & Resort, Point Way Inn, Victorian Inn, Edgartown Residence Inn, & The Fallon Location: Edgartown


2 PM to 5 PM
Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres Detente Restaurant Location: Nevin Square Winter Street Contact: 508-627-8810 Website: http://www.detentemv.com/


5 PM to 7 PM
Fishbowl Discount Shopping & Dining Night Location: Participating Shops & Restaurants in Edgartown
Free

5 PM to 9 PM
Warm Up and Taste a complimentary Irish Coffee Location: Atlantic Chop House 2 Main Street
Free

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse Hot Chocolate and Holiday Goodies at the Harbor View Hotel with music by The Contemporary Music Center. Location: Edgartown Lighthouse
Free

5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Bundle Up for a Hayride From the Mini Park on Main to the Harbor View Hotel Sponsor: Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard
Free

6 PM to 8 PM
Edgartown National Bank Open House Wine and Cheese Party with a Raffle Location: Main Branch, Main Street, Edgartown
Free

6 PM to 8 PM
Spectacular Dickens Village Display Location: Point Way Inn 104 Main Street
Free

6 PM to 8 PM
Holiday Soiree - Cocktails & Sumptuous Supper To benefit Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust. Magic is in the air at the beautifully decorated Dr. Fisher House during the Christmas in Edgartown weekend. Join us for cocktails and a deliciously sumptuous supper, it's the perfect prelude to the Minnesingers Holiday Concert. Location: Dr. Daniel Fisher House Contact: 508-627-4440 Website: http://www.mvpreservation.org/calendar.php
$85.00 per person

8 PM
Minnesingers Holiday Family Concert We are proud to present the Island's premier student choral group - the MVRHS Minnesingers in concert at the Old Whaling Church. The Church is the perfect venue for this beloved holiday tradition. Location: Old Whaling Church Contact: 508-627-4440 Website: http://www.mvpreservation.org/calendar.php
$15.00 per person

Sat, Dec 12, 2009
TIME
DESCRIPTION
CHARGE

9 AM to 10:30 AM
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Please call to register. Location: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Contact: 508-627-4850
Yes

10 AM
Holiday Parade Location: Main Street Edgartown
Free

10 AM to 2 PM
Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Martha's Vineyard Location: Main Street
Yes

10 AM to 4 PM
Wreath Making Workshop Hands on wreath making workshop of diverse evergreens and decorations, boxwood trees made for long lasting holiday accents. Registration for wreath making required. Location: Donaroma's Nursery Contact: 508-627-8366 Website: http://www.donaromas.com/specialevents.php
Yes for materials

10 AM to 4 PM
Martha's Vineyard Museum The museum is open. Location: School Street, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-4441 ext. 110 Website: http://www.mvmuseum.org/
Free

10 AM to 4 PM
17th Annual Holiday Art & Craft Show & Raffle The Edgartown School's eighth grade is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Christmas in Edgartown Art and Crafts Fair. Art, jewelry, candy, photography, candles, food and more! Location: Edgartown School Gym Contact: 508-627-9180 Fran Agnoli
No

10 AM to 4 PM
Handmade from the Heart To benefit Hospice Location: Dr. Daniel Fisher House


10 AM to 4 PM
Open House with the Churches Old Whaling Church, Main Street, St. Andrew's Church, N. Summer Street, Federated Church, S. Summer Street, St. Elizabeth's Church, Main Street. Location: Edgartown
Free

10 AM to 4 PM
Elves Fair To benefit Plum Hill preschool program. Craft making, games, food and silent auction. Something for everyone. Adults and Children. Auction winners at 4PM Location: Federated Church 45 South Summer Street
Free

10 AM to 5 PM
Open House Murdick's Fudge Location: North Water Street, Edgartown


11 AM
Bah Humbug Ghosts, Gossip & Downright Scandal Tours The Pease House at the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Location: School Street, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-2529
$12.00

11 AM to 12:30 PM
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Please call to register. Location: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Contact: 508-627-4850


11 AM to 1 PM
Photos with Santa Have your photo taken with Santa. To benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Martha's Vineyard Location: 37 Main Street, (Past & Presents on the left)
Yes

11 AM to 1 PM
Christmas Shoppers Luncheon Homemade corn chowder, sandwiches, pies & beverages. Presented by the United Methodist Church Location: Baylies Room, Old Whaling Church
Yes

11 AM to 5 PM
Open House with the Arts Stroll the art galleries of downtown Edgartown. Location: Downtown Edgartown
Free

11 AM to 5 PM
Spectacular Dickens Village Display Location: Point Way Inn 104 Main Street


11:30 AM to 3 PM
Book Signings with Various Authors Edgartown Books presents a day of meeting your favorite authors and book signings. 11:30: "Morning Glory Farm Cookbook" -Tom Dunlop & Alison Shaw, 1:00: Cynthia Riggs "Death & Honesty" 2:00: Stephanie Duckworth "Poneasequa Goddess of The Waters" 3:00: Ted Murphy "Saving Santa’s Seals" Location: Edgartown Books Contact: 508-627-8463


12 Noon
Live Nativity Presented by Faith Community Church. Location: Old Whaling Church
Free

12 to 2 PM
25th Annual Great Chowder Contest To benefit the Red Stocking Fund. Sample the island's best seafood and clam chowders by the island restaurants. Location: Mini Park, Main Street, Edgartown Sponsor: Edgartown National Bank, The Christina Gallery & MV Multi Sport Foundation Contact: 508-939-0199
$8.00
12 PM to 3 PM
Tours of the Edgartown Lighthouse Tour the Edgartown Lighthouse. To benefit the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Weather permitting. Location: Edgartown Lighthouse Contact: 508-627-4441 ext. 110
$5 per family

12 PM to 4 PM
Jewelry Jingle To benefit the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Stop by the Museum for wine, hot cider, chocolate treats and to do a bit of shopping at our "Jewelry Jingle," a sale of used jewelry. Donate what you no longer wear in advance and come by to see what others have contributed. Discover how one person's junk is another's person's jewels! Location: Martha's Vineyard Museum, School Street Contact: 508-627-4441 ext. 110 Website: http://www.mvmuseum.org/


1 PM
Live Nativity Presented by Faith Community Church Location: Old Whaling Church


1 PM to 2:30 PM
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Please call to register. Location: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Contact: 508-627-4850
Yes

1 PM to 3 PM
Edgartown Free Public Library Open House Holiday "Make-A-Craft for Children" and "Make-A-Craft for Adults." Refreshments. Location: Edgartown Free Public Library Contact: 508-627-4221
Free

2 PM to 4 PM
Inns of Edgartown Tour Tour the Inns of Edgartown and enjoy refreshments. Participating Inns include: Hob Knob, Ashley Inn, Harbor View Hotel & Resort, Point Way Inn, Victorian Inn, Edgartown Residence Inn, & The Fallon Location: Edgartown


2 PM to 5 PM
Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres Detente Restaurant Location: Nevin Square Winter Street Contact: 508-627-8810 Website: http://www.detentemv.com/


2 PM to 5 PM
4th Annual CookieTasting Contest To benefit winner's choice Location: Espresso Love Contact: 508-627-9211
Yes

3 PM
Wine Tasting Soigne Location: Upper Main Street, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-8489


3 PM
Author John Hough at the Martha's Vineyard Museum Novelist John Hough will speak on his new book: Seen the Glory: A Story of the Battle of Gettysburg. In this well-received new novel, three Vineyarders enlist as boys and become men. The San Francisco Examiner said: "Seen the Glory shows the human side of a pivotal era in America that, for many, has been relegated to dry history books." Location: School Street, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-4441 ext. 110 Website: http://www.mvmuseum.org/
Members $10 / Non-Members $12

3 PM to 5 PM
Holiday Concert with TBA Along with grilled foods. Location: Mini Park on Main Street Sponsor: Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard


4 PM
Minnesingers Holiday Family Concert Matinee The Preservation Trust proudly presents the MVRHS Minnesingers in their annual Holiday Family Concert at the Old Whaling Church. A delight for the entire family, admission is free for children twelve and younger. This concert is so much fun, even the jolly ol' elf himself can't stay away! That's right, Santa will be joining us, too! Fun for kids of all ages! Location: Old Whaling Church, Edgartown Contact: 508-627-4440 Website: http://www.mvpreservation.org/
$10.00 per person (13 or older)

5 PM to 9 PM
Warm Up and Taste a complimentary Irish Coffee Location: Atlantic Chop House 2 Main Street


6 PM
Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Christmas Carolers Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Vineyard Assembly of God Choir singing Christmas carols. Location: The Village Green, Edgartown (located in the village between Main & Winter Streets)
Free

8:00 PM
Minnesingers Holiday Family Concert We are proud to present the Island's premier student choral group - the MVRHS Minnesingers in concert at the Old Whaling Church. The Church is the perfect venue for this beloved holiday tradition. Location: Old Whaling Church Contact: 508-627-4440 Website: http://www.mvpreservation.org/calendar.php
$15.00 per person

Sun, Dec 13, 2009
TIME
DESCRIPTION
CHARGE

8 AM to 10:30 AM
Christmas Breakfast with Santa To benefit the Jim Lambert Memorial Scholarship Fund Location: Wharf Restaurant Sponsor: Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Contact: 508-627-9966
Yes

10 AM to 5 PM
Open House Murdick's Fudge Location: North Water Street


11 AM to 2 PM
Treasure Hunt for Kids Starts at Past & Presents, 42 Main Street. Location: Downtown Edgartown Sponsor: Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank
Free

11 AM to 2 PM
Spectacular Dickens Village Display Location: Point Way Inn 104 Main Street


12 Noon
Silent Auction with warm drinks and comfort foods To benefit The Friends of the Council on Aging at The Anchors. Location: 10 Daggett Street


12 Noon
Henley's Needlepoint Drawing for a $100 gift certificate. Participation begins Friday, November 27th. Location: Henley's Needlepoint Contact: 508-627-3959


1 PM to 2:30 PM
Winter Walk Please call to register. Location: Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Contact: 508-627-4850


Sat, Dec 19, 2009
TIME
DESCRIPTION
CHARGE

2 PM
"I Love Christmas in Edgartown" Raffle Drawing for the Winner of the "I Love Christmas in Edgartown" Raffle Location: The Christina Gallery, 32 North Water Street

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Edgartown Vacation Rental - Martha's Vineyard

Located in a lovely, tranquil setting on a dead end road at the edge of town, this comfortable home is an ideal getaway spot. Its close proximity to State Beach and the historic district, an open floor plan in the living area, nice sized rooms, and sliders to the deck that overlooks a wonderful large yard, all add to your enjoyment.
Please contact Sandcastle Realty if you would like to book this home for your summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard at www.sandcastlemv.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beautiful Vacation Home on Edgartown Great Pond for Rent



Wonderfully spacious, bright contemporary with mega decks, lovely lawn, and many shade trees sits at the edge of a finger of Edgartown Great Pond. Both house and guest house are incredibly well equipped for ease and comfort of vacation living, joyfully and tastefully appointed, and very well maintained. There's a glorious cathedral ceilinged great room, and marvelous, roomy, gourmet kitchen. A short stroll down the waterfront from the dock brings you to a stretch of private beach.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chappaquiddick- Our island Jewel


Across the swift moving channel leading into the Edgartown Harbor lies the precious jewel of an island called Chappaquiddick (CHAP-ah-QUID-dick). On your way to Chappaquiddick you pass through the most historic and thickly settled town on Martha’s Vineyard and on to its least developed area. "Chappy," as it's lovingly called. This tiny island offers several beautiful beaches, nature reserves and a tranquil Japanese garden called Mytoi.


Since the recent break in the barrier beach on the southern end of Katama Bay the Chappy Ferry is the only way to reach the island by car or bicycle. The wait for a place for your car on the Chappy ferry can be lengthy in the summer, especially in the mornings heading to Chappy and in the late afternoon when all the beach goers are heading back to town. This is especially true on weekends.


In the summer, I'd suggest that you get your car (at least) on the ferry as early as possible in the morning and park it on the other side in the lot—passengers can cross later if necessary—and don't wait until late in the day to return to Edgartown, or you may have to wait an hour or more. If you are staying on Chappy, you will not usually be heading the same direction during the heaviest traffic times!


There is only one commercial business on the island. The Chappy Store has recently been upgraded and offers many staples, cold drinks, condiments, ice cream, newspapers and even fresh veggies from the famed Morning Glory Farm. For day trippers, it is always best to bring what you need for the day.


About three miles (5 km) across, with only one paved road, and currently no bike path, Chappaquiddick is can be difficult to travel by bicycle. The rest of the roads are single-lane sandy, dirt roads that really require mountain bike to plow through the sometimes deep sand.


People who live on Chappaquiddick place a high value on the isolation. Many people do not understand how valuable that is until they spend some time there. I have urged many a newcomer to stay on Chappy. Once you have experienced its grace, you will never turn back.


Three of Sandcastle Vacation Homes agents have a long family history on Chappy dating back to the early 1700’s. If you are looking for the perfect, quiet vacation with your family far from the hustle and bustle of the rest island during the busy summer months, ask us how to locate a rental home on Chappaquiddick!


It is never too early to start planning your next visit or first visit to Martha’s Vineyard. The best vacation homes book early!

Friday, July 17, 2009

One if by land, and two if by sea; it looks like the Obamas will come to MV



Well now...it seems that the rumors flying around about a Presidential visit are true! In today's edition of the Vineyard Gazette an article lists some of the folks and agencies that have been contacted to arrange for the Obama family's visit. Secret Service, the media and curious on-lookers will all descend upon the island for most of the last two weeks in August.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

How to dig for clams

Written by Leslie Floyd (Ann's daughter)

Spending every summer on Chappaquiddick turned me into a bit of a CLAM fanatic. MY childhood memories are filled with visions of our salt water pond, children, parents and grandparents all filling metal baskets with clams. I now choose to spend every day off, in my clam pond, up to my knees and elbows in water, searching for those sweet and salty treats.

Ask most children if they like clams and you will hear a resounding"NO!" followed by an extended tongue expression of "Yechhh!" I, however, started digging as soon as I could walk and have been eating clams ever since. The two most popular bivalves on Martha's Vineyard are Quahogs and Steamers. Quahogs have different names for the various sizes. Littlenecks are the smallest and most widely desired for eating raw on the half shell. Slightly larger, the Cherrystone fares well as clams casino and with BBQ sauce on the grill. Quahogs and Topnecks are the largest. Locally known as "stuffers" or "chowda" clams, they can be larger than a man's fist!

The various methods of digging are as unique as the people who do the digging. If you ask my Grandmother, Eleanor, she would tell you the best way is to dig quahogs is with your toes! I have vivid memories of Gramma in her bathing suit and wide brimmed straw hat, standing in the pond slowly pushing her toes through the soft sand. Quahogs lie close to the surface of the sand making them easy prey for Gramma. My favorite method is to rake my extended fingers through the sand while kneeling or sitting in the water. NOTE: Neither of these methods work well for the squeamish.

Commercial clammers and the fearful alike, tend to use rakes. I had a short handled rake with long tines placed one inch apart. This worked well but meant that you rake bent over. The older I get, the more my hamstrings protest with this method. Most of the rakes found these days have long wooden handles and a basket that catch even the smallest littlenecks. When using a rake, it is always smart to look back to where you have been raking once the cloudiness in the water clears. You may find that you have unearthed a clam that did not make it into your basket!

Steamers, or softshells, are much more elusive. Their long necks can extend allowing them to sit 6-12 inches below the surface of the sand. Because of the fragility of the steamer, raking will result in many crushed or pierced shells. My favorite method, taught to me by my mother, is to dig a hole about 1 foot deep. Then, starting with your hands turned outward, slowly dig in and along the wall of the hole grasping the clams as your fingers hit their shells. This method keeps them from retracting their necks and digging farther into the sand away from your reach. Again, for the faint of heart or the well-manicured, there are other ways! My brother swears by the toilet plunger method. Just place the plunger (a clean one please!) on the sand and plunge away! Stop every few strokes to see if you have pulled up a steamer. If you are using a shovel, dig the shovel in as far as you can, then leverage the handle down in one quick motion and spread the sand to one side. you will be able to pluck the steamers from the sand with ease.

By the way, a shellfish license is required! Visit the Town Hall in the town you are staying to apply.

As always, I just ask that you respect our fragile island aquaculture. Do not take more than legally allowed or more than you are able to eat within 24 hours. Place any clams that are below the legal size limit back in a safe place in the water to allow them to mature. Steamers should be placed neck up in the sand, one inch down. If you do not open or eat some clams, drive or walk to the nearest pond and free them!

Enjoy!!!

Warning: Clamming is highly addictive! People have been know to say "Just one more!" dragging a rake through the sand behind them while leaving the water!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Island Rumor the Obama's to visit. Fact or Fiction??



Rumors abound that President Barack Obama and his family may vacation this summer on Martha's Vineyard following in the footsteps of Bill and Hillary Clinton, who, it is also rumored, may be here at the same time. The White House wouldn't confirm the first family's vacation plans, but word is the Obama's have rented a house for two weeks at the end of August in the East Chop neighborhood of Oak Bluffs.
Located on the northern tip of Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, historically, has been something of an African-American enclave. Politician and pastor Adam Clayton Powell Jr., writer Dorothy West, and Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke were all early homeowners. Celebrities such as Spike Lee and Charlayne Hunter-Gault make this Town one of their peaceful getaways. Does that mean that Oprah is not far behind?!
A presidential visit, especially one lasting two weeks, would indeed be a boon to the island economy because the President travels with a huge retinue of Secret Service, aides, and journalists. It would also add a wonderful and warm vibrancy to the end of the summer season.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Harbingers of Spring - the Osprey!


Here on Martha's Vineyard we all wait for signs of Spring...longer, warmer days and shorter, warmer nights, the Snowdrops poking their heads up, often through a new layer of snow (called "Farmer's Gold" as it is thought to be especially nourishing to fields waiting to have seeds sown in them), the reddening of the forests as buds on the trees begin to swell, the pairing up of ducks and geese in our ponds as they begin to search for the ideal nesting places, and the increasing hustle and bustle on our towns. But, probably one of the most heralded signs on the Vineyard is the news that the Osprey are back from their winter retreat in warmer climes. There was a new early record this year for the sighting of an osprey over the Island. It was reported in the Vineyard Gazette (http://www.mvgazette.com/article.php?20150) that Will and Sue Geresy of Chappaquiddick spotted a very high flying osprey over Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick on March 1. The bird was heading north and the Geresys heard the bird call once as it flew by. Also reported, in the M.V. Times, was that Lynn Silva had spotted one on March 12th calling and soaring over the Martha's Vineyard Hospital (http://www.mvtimes.com/marthas-vineyard/calendar/2009/03/19/birds.php).

For those that are curious to know more about the Osprey and their migration routes there is a very interesting web site created by Richard O. "Rob" Bierregaard (a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor in the Dept. of Biology at the University of North Carolina) where you can watch the tracking of the movements of the ospreys who bear transmitters - http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/ospreys.htm.

Also, for some incredible photographs of these wonderful raptors take a look at http://www.miguellasa.com/photos/sspopup.mg?AlbumID=1001578 . I can't even begin to imagine how Miguel Lasa, the photographer, positioned himself and/or how long it took to get these shots...... unless he was in a blind, on a trout hatchery, with an huge population of ospreys.Its a slide show, so you don't have to do anything except click below, sit back and watch! (the slides advance automatically) You're in for a treat!

Happy Spring!

PS. A Special thanks to R.O. Bierregaard, JR for the wonderful photo of the Osprey.
PSS. Mark your Calendar for the Osprey Fesrival on April 4th.
http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Felix_Neck/news.php