Grand Island, New York Photo Album
Vol. III

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"Beaver Island" - November 2006



Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   A view of Beaver Island just to the right of the footbridge down near the Marina (near the birdhouse on the pole), taken on November 9, 2006.
Posted January 11, 2007




"Hawk On The Hunt" - 2006

 
Doug Lowe Photo - Click for larger view

   This hawk, probably hunting for sparrows, was captured by Doug Lowe on New Year's Day as it lighted on Heather Syms's new car on Bedell Road In late December.
Posted January 4, 2007




"Backyard Birds" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig shot these photos on Wednesday, December 26, 2006 from her den
window while watching the birds enjoying their lunch at the feeders.
Posted December 28, 2006




"North & South Bridges" - 2006


Gary Jackson Photos - Click for larger view

   Gary Jackson took these shots of the North Grand Island Bridge (left) in the fog on November 24, 2006 and South Grand Island Bridge on a clear day, November 26th.
Posted December 21, 2006




"Downy Woodpecker" - December 2006


Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

   Karen Sorbello writes: "Downy Woodpecker hunkered down on a branch in my backyard yesterday afternoon (12/20/06)!
Grand Island has such a lovely variety of bird life, I love waking up to see what is out my window!"
Posted December 21, 2006




"Buckhorn Island" - December 2006


Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

    These photos were taken on Friday, December 15, 2006 at Buckhorn Island "where they have those wildlife viewing blinds setup," Karen says. "Wish I would have seen some wildlife!"
Posted December 21, 2006




"Deer On Bedell" - 2006


Doug Lowe Photo - Click for larger view

   Doug Lowe and Heather Syms took this photo
of the deer who were standing in their backyard at 2186 Bedell Road in early December 2006.
Posted December 21, 2006




"Buckhorn State Park" - 2006


Adam Jackson Photos - Click for larger view

   Adam Jackson of 4th Street took these photos at the furthest point in Buckhorn State Park in early December. Behind Adam's dog, Tela, is Navy Island shown clearly in the background.
Posted December 14, 2006




"Patriotic Sky" - 2006


Cindy Thompson Photo - Click for larger view

   Cindy Thompson took this photo from her Webb Road backyard, facing southwest on November 21, 2006.
Posted December 14, 2006




"December River View" - 2006


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   "Gray day over Grand Island," Emily says, "but a patch of sunlight on Wheatfield!"
The photo was taken on Saturday, December 2, 2006.
Posted December 7, 2006




"Cold December Morning" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael took this early morning photo from West Oakfield on December 5, 2006.
"It was only 16 degrees out - quite a change from last week, when I was out riding my bike!" Barbara said.
Posted December 7, 2006




Beaver Island Fog - 2006


Lisa Boulden Photos - Click for larger view

   While the rest of the nation shopped for bargains on the morning after
Thanksgiving, Lisa Boulden went to Beaver Island and snapped photos in the fog!
Posted November 30, 2006




"Peaceful Beaver Island State Park" - November 2006


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook's photographs were taken in Beaver Island State Park on Sunday, November 26, 2006.
Posted November 30, 2006




Beaver Island Photos - 2006


Lisa Boulden Photos - Click for larger view

   Lisa Boulden shot these photos on 11/15 in Beaver Island State Park
Posted November 22, 2006




"Shades Of Gold" - 2006


Shades of Gold                           -                                         On Golden Pond                     -                      Grand Colors of Gold
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed these scenes in Beaver Island Park on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 with her new camera (a Canon Rebel 400D).
Posted November 16, 2006




"Bluejay & Cardinal" - 2006


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook photographed this Bluejay and Cardinal on November 10, 2006
as they were feeding on shelled peanuts in his yard on Harvey Road.
Posted November 16, 2006




"Full Moon Rising Over The River" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael snapped this photo from the Strawberry Island overlook, near River Lea,
as the enormous moon was rising over the river on Monday, November 6, 2006.
Posted November 16, 2006




"Sunrise Over Motor Island" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   This sunrise was taken by Barbara McMichael on October 27, 2006 looking out toward Motor Island.
Posted November 9, 2006




"Surprise Storm" Photos - Fairview Court - 2006


Lisa Boulden Photos - Click for larger view

   "Just another side of an otherwise nasty autumn snowstorm." Taken at Lisa Boulden's Fairview Court home
Posted November 9, 2006




"The Sky Before The Storm" - 2006


Dorothy Bennett Photos - Click for larger view

   "This is how the sky looked before the surprise storm hit," Dorothy Bennett reports. "If it looks like this again, take cover!"
The photos were taken on Thursday, October 12, 2006 from Stony Point Road looking towards Ransom Road.
Posted November 2, 2006




"Surprise Storm" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   The surprise storm weighted down these trees, photographed on Friday morning, October 13, 2006
by Kim Ludwig in her Meadow Lane neighborhood.
Posted November 2, 2006




"Columbus Day Storm" - 2006



Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   This picture (left) was taken during the surprise October 12th snowstorm on Thursday afternoon, October 12, 2006. Barbara McMichael took the photo from her front porch. "At that time I was admiring the sight of pancake-sized snowflakes falling against the backdrop of the colorful fall foliage. The scene resembled an impressionist painting," Barbara said. The photo on the right was taken later in the afternoon of October 12th, as the snow began to accumulate and stick to the trees. "By 6:30 p.m. on October 12th, the snow was really piling up on the patio furniture. At about this time, we started hearing what sounded like rifleshots and realized that tree limbs were breaking," Barbara said.
Posted November 2, 2006




"Freddie, The Fox" - 2006


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   "It stopped raining here long enough to get a look at this fox that neighbor Betty Killian has named Freddie," Emily Dahlstrom wrote this week. She took the photo in her East River Road neighborhood on Thursday evening, October 26, 2006.
Posted November 2, 2006




"Rain - Shine" - October 2006


Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view.

    These photos were taken on the afternoon of Thursday, October 26, 2006 at Beaver Island's Golf Course.
Posted November 2, 2006




"Blue Heron" - 2006


Adria Ryan Photo

   " The blue heron was enjoying the warm weather on Tuesday, October 10, 2006."
Posted October 16, 2006




"Ferry Road Meadow" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   This picture was taken on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at the edge of the meadow on the corner of Ferry and Beaver Island Parkway by Barbara McMichael.
Posted October 12, 2006




"Autumn In Beaver Island Park" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael took this photo on Thursday morning, October 5, 2006 during a brisk autumn walk.
Posted October 12, 2006




"Bush Road Coyote" - 2006


Sarah MacNeil Photo - Click photo for larger view

   This coyote was on Sarah MacNeil's front lawn on Bush Road at about 2:30 Thurday afternoon,
September 28, 2006, "but by the time I got out there with my camera, he was jogging down the street," she said.
Posted October 5, 2006




"Autumn Reflections" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   These "autumn reflections" were taken just before sunset on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006. The sunset photo was taken in Beaver Island near the point.
Posted October 5, 2006




"Monarchs Gathering At Beaver Island Park" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael who took this photo yesterday (September 27th) at Beaver Island, near the nature trail by the lagoon, writes that there were monarchs everywhere. According to Barbara, "There have been lots of monarch butterflies gathering at Beaver Island State Park this week. The park may be a stop on their fall migration route. Hopefully the rain won't interfere with their journey." Scroll down to another monarch photo posted on September 18, 2006.
Posted September 28, 2006




"West River Sunset" - 2006


Reg Schopp Photo - Click for larger view

   Reg Schopp photographed the West River sunset on Tuesday, September 26, 2006.
For screen wallpaper, click westriverss92606wp.jpg.
Posted September 28, 2006




"A Sunny Day At The Park" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   This photo was taken on September 26th,
overlooking the lagoon at Beaver Island State Park.
Posted September 27, 2006




"Early Autumn On The Island" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   These photos were taken on Monday, September 25, 2006. The first and second,"Blue Skies and Waters," are scenes next to the Beaver Island Marina. The third, "A Touch Of Fall," is also a Beaver Island State Park scene.
Posted September 28, 2006




"Shady Autumnal Jewels" - 2006

    

Cyclamens - (3rd photo) Toad Lily
Adria Ryan Photos

   "It's true! Cyclamens can live outside! Adria was very excited to discover under leafy canopy that her hardy cyclamen (zone 4-8) had indeed survived the winter and was in full bloom. Adria is also always gladdened when her toad lily, her orchid of the autumn shade, starts to bloom - a little later than last year, but thriving nonetheless."
Posted September 28, 2006




"Ferry Road Field Of Flowers" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   "I love this field on the corner of Ferry Road and Beaver Island Parkway," Barbara McMichael said of this
September 19th photo. "The flowers were already starting to fade; a week earlier,
they formed a solid carpet of yellow blooms that was absolutely breathtaking."
Posted September 21, 2006




"Merge Of Two Seasons" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Both photos were taken behind Kim Ludwig's Meadow Lane home. "I love how the yellow wildflowers are still present among the Maple Trees that are beginning to turn red," Kim said this week. The "Sneaky Snake" photo was also taken in Kim's back yard. "I took this in my backyard last week, after freaking about the snake poking his head up through the blades of grass next to my barefeet! But as you can see, I composed myself, got a shot, and then ran!"
Posted September 21, 2006




"Monarch" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   This monarch recently emerged from a chrysalis and stopped on this mum to dry its wings.
Posted September 18, 2006




"Smile For The Camera!" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig enjoyed watching and snapping this grasshopper in the woods behind her house on Meadow Lane Thursday, September 7, 2006. "Such a ham. Seemed like he was actually posing for me the way he appears to be smiling, tilting his head to the side, and was "strutting his stuff" up the stems!"
Posted September 14, 2006




"Great Pumpkin!" - 2006


Barbara McMichael Photo - Click for larger view

   Barbara McMichael's photo was taken as the moon rose over the trees at Beaver Island State Park
on Friday, September 8, 2006. "It was so orange, it could have been the 'great pumpkin' she said.
Posted September 14, 2006




"Sunset On The Parkway" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   "Sunset On The Parkway" was taken along the West River near Staley Road
by Kim Ludwig on Friday, September 8, 2006
Posted September 14, 2006




"Itsy-Bitsy Spider" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   This Kim Ludwig photo was taken on Sunday, September 10, 2006 in the woods behind her house on Meadow Lane.
Posted September 14, 2006




"Chinese Mantid" - 2006


Nathan Cook Photos - Click for larger view

   Nathan Cook recently photographed this Chinese Mantid "that is about five inches long and very alert."
Posted September 14, 2006




"Heaven's Beams" - September 2006



Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   A view of the South Grand Island Bridges from the Tonawanda side was taken early in the evening of Tuesday, September 5, 2006. " I love when we can see Heavens Beams, which is what I called this one," Karen Sorbello said.
Posted September 6, 2006




Summertime Creatures - 2006

Butterfly  -  Gold Finch


Giant Swallowtail  -  Baby chipping sparrow
Click photos for larger view


Barbara McMichael captured these photos this summer in her own backyard nature preserve.
Posted September 7, 2006




"Injured Screech Owl" - August 2006



Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   This little Screech Owl was found on August 17, 2006 by Karen Sorbello's neighbor in the Nike Base area on the Island. The owl suffered a broken wing and was on its way for medical attention.
Posted August 22, 2006




"Holiday Inn Right Here On The Island" - August 2006



Len Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   Len Sorbello took this photo on Thursday, August 10, 2006 from the Tonawanda side of the Niagara River looking onto the Island. Len's wife, Karen, who did the photo editing, said, "I never thought the Holiday Inn could look so inviting!" That's the Grand Lady cruise boat on the right.
Posted August 23, 2006




"Heavenly Butterfly" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig's "Heavenly Butterfly" was taken in August near the Beaver Island Clubhouse.
(right) The Niagara River shot just before sunset after fishing with her boys was taken in front of the Huntley Plant in August.
Posted August 22, 2006




"Down by the River-Bank" - 2006


Jeff Stange took this photo at his family riverbank as the sun was setting over the east branch of the Niagara River looking downstream toward the Falls on August 9, 2006. Jeff is a 2006 graduate of Grand Island High School.
Click Photo For Larger View
Posted August 17, 2006




"The Perfect Poppy" - 2006


Adria Ryan writes the following of her Perfect Poppy: "After distributing 50 poppy seeds this spring and anxiously awaiting them to grow, I finally discovered that I was really cultivating imposter poppies. So, I sowed another 50. SUCCESS! Six grew including this perfect pink one. (It's never too late to plant a seed!)
Click Photo For Larger View
Posted August 17, 2006




"August's Full Moon" - 2006


Adria Ryan took these photos of the full moon setting over the West Niagara Strait on Wednesday morning, August 9, 2006.
Click Photo For Larger View
Posted August 10, 2006




"Pet Spider?" - 2006


"Reg's Pet Spider," is how Reg Schopp describes this photo taken Tuesday, August 8, 2006.
Reg Schopp Photo - Click Photo For Larger View
Posted August 9, 2006




"August Moonset" - 2006


This moonset was taken Tuesday, August 8, 2006 by Reg Schopp.
Click Photo For Larger View
Posted August 9, 2006




"Wednesday Night's Lightning" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig took this lightning photo from her
front porch on Meadow Lane on Wednesday, August 2, 2006.
Posted August 3, 2006




"White-Breasted Nuthatch" - July 2006



Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view.

   This White-Breasted Nuthatch was photographed in Karen Sorbello's backyard on Baseline near Love Road. "A very quick moving little bliter to catch," Karen relates.
Posted July 27, 2006




"Days Of Summer" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig named the first photo "Sunset In A Heart." It was taken Sunday, July 16, 2006. "Approaching Bridge" shows Kim's son, Tyler, looking at the Grand Island Bridge as the family enjoyed a gorgeous summer day out in the river on July 16th. "Summer Watercolor" was taken July 11th, while walking down the trail behind her home.
Posted July 20, 2006




Grand Island July 4th
Fireworks Display, Largest In Area - 2006


Mary Stewart Photos - Click for larger view.

   Photographer Mary Stewart of LaSalle Avenue, captured "Fire in the Sky" over Grand Island on July 4th, 2006 where one of the largest aerial fireworks displays in Western New York took place at Martin's Fantasy Island.




"Kadydid & Butterfly" - 2006


Nathan Cook Photos - Click for larger view

   This Katydid and butterfly were photographed July 9, 2006 by Nathan Cook in his yard on Harvey Road.
Posted July 11, 2006




"Duck Family At Buckhorn Park" - 2006


Diane Hassan Photo - Click right photo for larger view

    Diane Hassan took these photos while spending Sunday afternoon, July 9, 2006 with her husband, Mark, on their boat.
The Hassans were anchored at Buckhorn State Park. "We were joined by Mama duck and six of her babies," Diane says.
Posted July 11, 2006




"Evening In June" - June 2006


Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view

   Karen Sorbello snapped the photo on th left Tuesday evening, June 27, 2006 where the end of Ferry Road in Ferry Village turns into East River Road and ends. The photo on the right is at the base of the sledding hill in Beaver Island State Park. "The sun was quickly falling and it was very peaceful!"
Posted June 28, 2006




"Baby Swallows" - 2006


Emily Dahlstrom Photo - Click for larger view

   Emily Dahlstrom photographed these tiny swallows on June 23, 2006. The nest is in the rafters of their East River boathouse. "I wasn't sure there was a third baby bird until I saw the photo. Thank goodness for the zoom lens!," Emily said.



"Feathered Friends" - June 2006



Karen Sorbello Photos

   The American Gold Finches were photographed in Karen Sorbello's backyard on Baseline near Love Road. The robins were also recently taken in her yard. "Papa Robin with the puffed up red breast, was protecting the little one that flew the nest and landed on our trampoline."
Posted June 22, 2006




"Dragonfly" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   This Dragonfly was captured Monday, June 19th in the area of Kim Ludwig's house on Meadow Lane.
Posted June 22, 2006




"Spring Flowers" - 2006


Mary Stewart Photo - Click for larger view

   Mary Stewart captured these spring flowers in her backyard on LaSalle Avenue.
Posted June 15, 2006




Oh Deer - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   This sleeping fawn was captured Sunday, June 4th down the trail in the woods behind Kim Ludwig's house on Meadow Lane.
Posted June 5, 2006




Memorial Day Plunge! - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Tyler Ludwig was photographed by his mother, Kim, during the Ludwig family's
first time boating in the Niagara on Memorial Day this year. Water temperature was 58 degrees.
Posted June 5, 2006




"Parade Of Geese" - 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig describes this photo as a Parade of Geese crossing the road to the golf course at Beaver Island.
Posted June 5, 2006




Green Tiger Beetle - 2006


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   This Green Tiger Beetle was photographed over Memorial Day weekend 2006 by Nathan Cook in his yard on Harvey Road.




"Spring Photos Of Beaver Island State Park" - May 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   These very inviting photos were taken at Beaver Island on Thursday, May 19, 2006. Photographer Kim Ludwig noted that the beach is raked, the lawns are mowed, the boardwalk is awaiting the pitter patter of.... flip-flops, and the picnic tables are prepared for creating special family memories.
Posted May 22, 2006




"A Frog, A Bee, & Buds" - May 2006


Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   "The Frog And The Tadpole" - This frog was sun bathing in the pond. I didn't
even know there was a tadpole next to him in the picture until I viewed the photo on the computer!"
The blooms were taken in Kim's back yard on Meadow Lane. The tree is
in the woods with beautiful pink buds "exploding" into beautiful flowers!
"BEEEE Happy!!" This was "daring" for me to get this close to bees because I'm petrified
of them! But once again, I will risk what I fear for a good photo opportunity!
Posted May 15, 2006




"Blue Heron" - May 2006

           
Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   Blue Herons in the area of the Beaver Island Marina Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Posted May 17, 2006




"Beaver Island Marina" - May 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   Saturday late afternoon (May 13, 2006) at the Beaver Island Marina just before the storm rolled in. "Simply beautiful!" said photographer Karen Sorbello.
Posted May 17, 2006




"Barnswallow" - May 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   A Barn Swallow in the area of the Beaver Island Marina Saturday, May 13, 2006 was just getting ready to fly away.
Posted May 17, 2006




"Juvenile Bald Eagle" - May 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   This juvenile Bald Eagle was photographed over Beaver Island by Karen Sorbello on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006.
Posted May 17, 2006




Little League Fan - May 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig's pooch was all ready for the Saturday, May 6, 2006 Little League Opening Day ceremonies!!
Posted May 10, 2006




"Mother And Brood" - May 2006

 
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Kim Ludwig photographed this mom (Canada Goose) and her babies at a friend's pond on Love Road, Sunday, May 7th. "The mother goose was very protective of her babies and was hissing at me so I took a couple real fast shots and got the heck out of there before I was on the news for being pecked to death and killed by a goose while trying to be a photographer!!"
Posted May 11, 2006




"Tulip" - 2006


Sarah MacNeil Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Sarah MacNeil took this recent picture in her garden on Bush Road
Posted May 4, 2006




"Young Bluejay" - April 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   The Bluejay was photographed by Karen Sorbello on
Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the entrance to Buckhorn Island.
"Looks like a young one, not very big," Karen wrote.
Posted May 4, 2006




"Colonial Drive Hawk" - April 2006


Gail Gorenflo Photo - Click for larger view

   Gail Gorenflo photographed this hawk resting on her backyard fence on Colonial Drive in March 2006.
Posted May 4, 2006




"Goose And Goslings" - April 2006

     
Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view

   Canada Geese and Canada Goslings at Buckhorn Island Sanctuary early
Saturday morning, April 29, 2006 and one Greylag Goose at Beaver Island on the same day.
Posted May 4, 2006




"Just A Simple Dove" - April 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   "Just a simple Dove," Karen wrote when sending this photo.
It was taken on Thursday, April 27, 2006 along Baseline Road just after dinnertime.
Posted May 4, 2006




Common Hawk - April 2006


Karen Sorbello Photo - Click for larger view

   This hawk was photographed by Karen Sorbello on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 along Grand Island Blvd.
Posted May 4, 2006




New Born - 2006


Nathan Cook Photo - Click for larger view

   Who could have ever imagined that something so hideous could come out of such a beautiful blue egg. The mother robin abandoned the nest and the baby birds expired.




Resident Fox! - April 2006

 
Karen Sorbello Photos - Click for larger view

   These photos of a red fox were taken in the very early hour of
the morning on Sunday, April 23, 2006 along East River Road by Karen Sorbello.
Posted April 27, 2006




Remarkable Sunset - April 2006

 
Rob Beach Photo - Click for larger view

   This remarkable sunset was captured by Rob Beach on the evening of Saturday April 22, 2006.
Posted April 27, 2006




Spring Flowers - 2006

 
   
Nathan Cook captured these spring flowers and a pussy willow close-up on April 15, 2006. Click photos for larger view
 
Turkey Volture (left) and rabid raccoon

Nathan Cook relates: "The rabid raccoon was found in the woods in Buckhorn. I first caught a glimpse of it walking on the broken limb of a willow. With the aid of a telephoto lens, it was instantly apparent that it was very ill - even though its coat was very clean and well cared for. It was staggering, snorting, drooling masses of white foam and would fall to its side and go into convulsions every couple of minutes. There is no doubt in my mind that it was in the death throws of rabies."




"April Sunset" - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   This Rob Beach sunset was photographed on April 19, 2006.
The dock, recently put back in the West River, is a sure sign of Springtime.....!
Posted April 20, 2006




"Buds In Bloom" - 2006


Sarah MacNeil Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Sarah MacNeil and her family took pictures including this one while
spending time in Beaver Island Park Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Posted April 20, 2006




"Paddling Around Motorboat Island" - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Rob Beach captured life-long Island resident Ron Schlifke, paddling in the east
Niagara River off of Motorboat Island on the weekend of April 8th.
Posted April 20, 2006




"March Sunset" - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Another Rob Beach Sunset - March 30, 2006.




"We Popped Up For This?" - April 2006

 
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   A winter wonderland visited the Island on Tuesday, April 4, 2006
with the largest snowflakes most Islanders had ever seen.
Kim Ludwig took these in the afternoon and wrote that,
"The poor things were probably wishing they had waited just a little longer to come out of the ground!!!
Posted April 5, 2006




"Bridges To Home" - 2006


Vanessa Wazny Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Vanessa Wazny, a mainlander, took this photo of the south Grand Island Bridges on March 11, 2006 from the Tonawanda side. Vanessa paddles in the Grand Island area often (Buckhorn marsh, Niagara River).
Posted April 5, 2006




Dear Deer! - March 2006

   
Rob Beach Photo - Click photos for larger view

    Rob Beach of West River Road photographed these deer on Monday night, March 20, 2006.




"March Sunset" - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   West River Road resident Rob Beach submitted this March 29, 2006 sunset photo.




"Kids These Days!" - March 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photos for larger view

   Bike rider Jacob Beach is shown "jumping" over his brother, Rob C. Beach on
West River Road when his father took the photo on Saturday, March 25, 2006.




"Spring Is Here!" - 2006


Sarah MacNeil Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Sarah MacNeil photographed her crocuses in her front garden
on Bush Road on March 23, 2006, a sure sign of spring.




Buckhorn Island - March 2006

     
Karen Sorbello Photos - Click photo for larger view

   Island resident Karen Sorbello captured these scenes
on Buckhorn Island on a beautiful, overcast Saturday, March 25, 2006.




Another Nice Spring Evening! - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   This Rob Beach photo of the March 21, 2006 sunset was taken at the West River overlook.




"Eerie Fog Precedes Mid March Sunset" - March 2006


Kim Ludwig Photo - Click for larger view

    For a short time Monday, March 13th, an eerie fog
could be seen over the West River just before sunset.
The clouds had started to clear giving way to the just setting sun.
Posted March 14, 2006




"Living In Harmony" - February 2006


Click for larger view

   The Canada Geese and the swans along the Island shore
have no problems hanging out together as this Kim Ludwig
photo taken in February at the Beaver Island Marina shows.
Posted March 9, 2006




Grand Island's Blue Bridges - March 2006


Click for larger view

   This unique photo was taken by Steven Howard, 10, while being driven
home from Kaegebein school one recent afternoon.
Steven, the son of Henry and Mary Howard, admired the beauty
of the reflection of the bridges on the river and snapped this photograph.
Posted March 7, 2006




2006 Aerial View Of
Grand Island - February 2006


Click for larger view

   Paul Leuchner took this photo of the South Grand Island
Bridges from the Tonawanda side of the Niagara
River on February 23, 2006. Be sure to click the photo for a much larger view.
Posted March 9, 2006




Canada Geese By The West River - February 2006


Click for larger view

   Canada Geese on a wintry Friday, February 24, 2006 were photographed by Kim Ludwig.
Posted March 2, 2006




West River Sunset - 2006


Rob Beach Photo - Click photo for larger view

   Rob Beach captured this beautiful sunset over the West Niagara River on Wednesday, February 22, 2006.




Saturday's Snowfall - February 2006

 
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   While snowmobiling with her husband on the West River Saturday, February 11, 2006,
Kim Ludwig captured these thistles near the water. "I like how the snow mounds on top of them blend with the clouds!"
Posted February 15, 2006




Beaver Island Sunset - January 2006

 
   
                                                            This iced branch shot was also taken at Beaver Island in the morning.

Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   The spectacular sunset of Thursday, January 19, 2006 was photographed by Kim Ludwig from the Beaver Island Marina.
Posted January 26, 2006




Duck Hunting At Beaver Island - January 2006

       
Kim Ludwig Photos - Click for larger view

   Duck hunters shown pulling in the duck boat to the blind at Beaver Island on a cold Saturday, January 7, 2006 were photographed by Kim Ludwig at the Duck Blind #30. The friendly Lab, all decked out in her camo vest, was anxiously waiting to retrieve ducks for this threesome (Mike Ludwig, Frank Nalbach and his son, Ethan) during this last weekend of duck hunting on the Island.
Posted January 12, 2006


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