SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL PHOTOS
From left, Luca Martinez, Jalill Carter, Hayden Rylott, Ben Waife, Mrs. Taylor, Bella Springer, Elijah Davidson, Noah Topliff, Bazzy Quigley-Dunning, Angelina Rice, Madigan Teodoru, Andrea Napoles, Cassandra Espinoza, Kathy Ramos Nieves, Ariana Carter and Lily Page.
Under the direction of the Nature Conservancy’s Cindy Belt and Shelter Island teacher Carolyn Taylor, Shelter Island School’s earth science class had a fantastic day completing a field lab at Mashomack last month. Skills included map and chart reading, orienting with compasses to find a “pregnant tree,” a glacial erratic, a glacier re-enactment, observing soil horizons and reviewing types of rocks.
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
The redbud in all its spring glory.
Latin Name: Cercis canadensis
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
‘Skywalkers’ (above), by Eleanor P. Labrozzi was named Best in Show in the National Garden Club’s (NGC) International Photography Competition in the category of Weather Forecast. Proceeds from the sale of the print will support the NGC’s Plant America Program.
REPORTER FILE PHOTOS
The Island has been bursting with the colors of spring and summer thanks to forsythia.
The hands of the Great Powers have painted the Island yellow, with a dash of pink here and there and a lovely sheen overhead of bright spring green. I have to try hard to watch the road, keeping my car in one piece, everything is so lovely to look at. I know it will fade eventually but this first flush of color after the boring sameness of winter feels like a gift.
JADE ECKARDT PHOTO
Spring daffodils blossoming at Sylvester Manor.
The entrance to Sylvester Manor has been vibrant with the colors of spring.