Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ National Wildlife Refuge

Every Wednesday for more than two years Vincent and I have been photographing weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (Londonderry, Derry, Windham and Manchester, New Hampshire).  Today's weather vane was photographed by a reader and permission given to post it as a featured weather vane for my blog.  If you know an interesting or historical weather vane, please send me an email or leave a comment below.

Do you know the location of weather vane #146?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Today's weather vane was spotted by reader Gerry Savard.  It was seen atop the visitor's center at the Perk River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  I know that Gerry is a birding fanatic, as well as a locally known genealogist.  He was here at Plum Island in Newburyport photographing the snowy owls and other wildlife this winter. Gerry also provided a photo of another weather vane last year, an antique fire engine seen at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

This weathervane is a three dimentional replica of the symbol for the National Wildlife Refuges.  You may have seen this symbol on signage, maps and brochures.

Plum Island is on the Atlantic flyway, a pathway for migrating birds on the East Coast of the United States and Canada.  It is a fantastic place to spot migrating birds, as well as a beautiful coastal barrier island of dunes and salt marshes.

The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge website

Click this link to view a historic Parker River visitor guide written by conservationist Rachel Carson in 1947 

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