Some Halloween Fun

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.


8 thoughts on “Some Halloween Fun

  1. I think it would be a very fitting addition! I always learn something from your posts… and there’s always something to brighten my day in your easy way of writing. I say expand into your Sweetbriar adventures!

  2. Thank you very much, Jane. I’ve always been a bit wary of mixing my two worlds, but as time goes by, I find them mixing on their own. JK.

  3. What a good idea. Although online your interests have been divided, in real life both the nature center and the nature photography are integral parts of your kind and caring life. Why separate them?

  4. YES! YES!! YES!!!
    There’s no reason why those animal deserve less air time than those not needing residential help at Sweetbriar. By all means, Sir — go to it! 🙂

    And you can always sprinkle in an old oystercatcher picture now and then. Repeats are okay by me. 😉

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