October 31, 2021,
Hello Dear Readers,
There’s a story behind this image, as well as a question. I am and have been a long-time volunteer at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, New York. Going on seventeen years now. Sweetbriar is an environmental education and a wildlife rehabilitation center. We have whole classrooms come to us, and we also visit schools and other locations. Just last week, I brought a couple of animals to a hospital in Manhasset.
This image and its caption is a little something I created for my Sweetbriar friends. We haven’t actually been losing children. This was just a joke about this particular snake’s size. This is Amber. She’s a seven-foot Red-tailed Boa, and every inch of her is absolutely beautiful. She’s also a very mellow and well-behaved snake. Amber hardly ever eats her handlers. 🙂
Okay, so here’s the question part of this post. This blog has always been about nature photos and wildlife education, with some wisecracks thrown in here and there. Due to recent job restraints, I don’t often get out as much as I used to. Some of you may have noticed a dearth in postings since last January. Despite my inability to get out and amongst Nature, I am still always at Sweetbriar at least once a week. Should I start making my adventures at Sweetbriar Nature Center a part of this blog? My days at Sweetbriar are always the highlights of my week, and I would love to share them with you. JK.