Thanks to the Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY, for sponsoring two photography hikes on May 21 and 26, 2022 and having me as their photography instructor. We enjoyed a 2.7 mile trek through Terrell River County Park, Center Moriches directed by Amber Gagliardi through a lush deciduous forest to see deer, a turkey and her chicks, a box turtle, swans, ducks, the river, the bay beach, a majestic maple and a collage of vines. Fragrant wisteria bloomed at the trailhead.
I asked the smartphone and camera-toting patrons, “What interested you to sign up? The photography part or the hike part?” Almost in unison, the group said, “Both!”