Images from Our One Hundredth Issue — March-April 2022

Middle Island, DE

Photo and Description by Tony Pratt

Spring signals the return of many birds that will settle in on our marshes and shores for breeding season. I caught these egrets challenging each other for a roosting branch as a warm, late- spring sunrise started the day. Such is life in the rookery.         

Oxford, MD

Photo and Description by Jill Jasuta

At Enie and Muriel Throop’s waterfront home in Oxford overlooking Goldsborough Creek (off of the Tred Avon River), landscape designer Jan Kirsh has created shoreline planting beds – something that’s become increasingly popular among her clients. She carefully selects plants that can withstand strong winds, sun and proximity to water.

Middle Island, DE

Photo and Description by Tony Pratt

On the beach and on the water, gulls are a common sight. However, unlike birds common to backyards, we seldom see a gull nest, their nesting habits or baby gulls for that matter. For that experience, we need to visit the remote wetlands and bay islands, far from regular human contact. These very young gulls, still weeks away from being able to fly, are enjoying early- morning sun in a marsh while waiting for a parent to bring them breakfast.