Mariton: Year in Review
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
As I put the new calendar on the wall, I thought I would do a brief review using photos from this year’s blog posts. This isn’t everything, just some of the highlights. We had a snowy and cold winter and I wrote a series on dressing to enjoy the weather.
Some of the photos of the season:
Photo by Carole Mebus
During the spring Mike and Kieu Manes planted American Chestnuts. The wildflowers at Mariton were glorious. There were several bird walks. The nest boxes had a lot of activity.
Trillium by Carole Mebus
Swainson’s Thrush by Carole Mebus
Moving into summer, the Bird Walks transitioned to Butterfly Walks. There were Kayak trips on Lake Nockamixon. And we had a great group of children for Nature Camp.
Coral Hairstreak by Carole Mebus
Nature Camp visits Traugers by Carole Mebus
The fall colors in 2014 were fantastic. During our weekly walks in October we marveled at the colors, along with being treated to exciting bird sightings and more butterflies.
Mariton Field by Carole Mebus
Female Bluebird with Fall Backdrop by Carole Mebus
Eastern Comma butterfly under Pawpaw Tree by Carole Mebus
2014 was a special year for Mariton. It marked the 45th anniversary of the Guerrero’s establishing the Deed of Trust that protects Mariton. It also marked the 70th anniversary of the first purchase of land that would later become Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary. During the year we showed the movies that the Guerrero’s made when they first moved to the property(in the late 1940’s), along with a slide show of vintage photos.
The Guerrero’s in Belgium in the early 1960’s
I’m wishing you a Happy New Year for 2015. I hope you find time to be inspired and moved by nature’s beauty.