Benn Simpko and Samm Paul got married today at the old Lonz Yacht Basin on the south shore of Middle Bass, and then went to the state park pavilion for their reception, and that's where I took these photos. Perry's Monument and the dock house make a great backdrop for the photos. Prints can be ordered here, and will not have the watermark.
The story related to these photos is at http://middlebass.org/2014MB0708Lonz_ODNR.html
This two-day event was the second annual meeting of the EIICC group representing Kelleys, Middle Bass, Pelee and South Bass Islands. It was hosted by the Kelleys Island participants.
EIICC's mission is to preserve the past and the cultures of our islands, to and conserve their natural beauty and to promote ecotourism.
An overview of the photos is the following:
1-16 At the Bird Banding stations and nets
17 Leslie Korenko, author of several books on KI history, giving a talk at the museum.
18-28 At the famous Glacial Grooves
27 The boy's dormitory at the school, used heavily for island nature classes for groups of students from the mainland
28-41 At Charles Herndon's home, gallery and sculpture garden on the east shore
42-46 At the ruins of the west quarry
47-53 At the North Shore Alvar State Nature Preserve
54-59 At the ruins of the east quarry
60-63 The very rare wildflower "Lakeside Daisy" near the east quarry
64-69 At the North Pond State Nature Preserve
70-72 Back at the Kelleys Island Ferry
Photos of the dedication of the Daffodil Garden at the north side of the Town Hall, honoring the children who died during the Holocaust and part of the nationwide daffodil.net project. This is the first such daffodil garden created in western North Carolina.
You can download photos from this album or order prints and enlargements at low base Mpix prices.