Jake Scro's Celery Farm Photos

I'd like to introduce everyone to Celery Farm nature photographer Jake Scro.

Jake, a long-time Allendale resident, lDSC_0317ives not far from the Celery Farm.

He is a student at Brookside School, and the grandson of the late (and great) Mayor Ed FitzPatrick.

Here are three of Jake's recent photos from the nature preserve. I hope you enjoy them.

I think Jake has a nice eye for photography. DSC_0324


Amazing Pix of Peregrine at Celery Farm

Walt Staab took some incredible shots of a young Peregrine Falcon flying over the Celery Farm's Lake Appert just before the Hour on the Tower this morning.

Walt was nice enough to share them here.  Walt writes:

"It was harassed for a while by smaller birds, and it even frightened a duck enough for the duck to dive quickly to avoid attack [see below, top right photo]. The falcon rested for a bit in a tree then flew past the Pirie-Mayhood Tower, presenting me with some nice photos -- GREAT experience!"

BTW, they didn't used to call Peregrines "duck hawks" for nothing!

Entire sequence is below. 

(Thanks, Walt!)