Scenery Photos from 09/08/12 – Shawangunk Grasslands

On a day that was largely dominated by showers and thunderstorms in Dutchess County, I decided to head across the Hudson River to the Shawangunk Grasslands.  This large refuge is home to several interesting species, such as the short-eared owls, bobolinks, and meadowlarks.

There was a substantial restoration project that was recently completed this year, so I was curious and eager to see the changes.  I was elated to find that there is a beautiful mowed trail that cuts through this unique area.  Prior to this, the only walking areas were old airstrips from an old military airport.  I can’t wait to go back and check this place out in the spring!

For now, I took some photos of the surrounding area.  Enjoy!

Shawangunk Grasslands (click photos to enlarge)

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