Established in 1932 as a migratory bird refuge, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a 22-mile segment of the southeast Atlantic coast. The refuge consists of 66, 287 acres which include a fascinating expanse of barrier islands, salt marshes, intricate coastal waterways, long sandy beaches, fresh and brackish water impoundments, and maritime forest. Points of interest include Bulls Island, Cape Island, and Lighthouse Island where two lighthouses, no longer operational, still stand. 

Photo: Ben Sumrell

Check out this gorgeous sunset pic from Assateague Island National Seashore. A 37 mile long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island gives visitors an chance to explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent at Assateague. Photo courtesy of Bob Ferralli.

Aurore sur les salines de Porto-Vecchio

Salt marsh of Porto-Vecchio at dawn

© Collection «Corsography»

Tous droits réservés - © Caroline DATTNER BLANKSTEIN mai 2013


“Fading, Fleeting, Retreating” is an 18" x  24" high quality limited edition giclee print inspired by the endangered salt marshes.

There are still some prints of “Fading, Fleeting, Retreating” available at Proceeds go to helping the endangered Salt Marsh Habitats. 

I’ve also put up a very limited edition of hand painted art prints in my shop this past weekend!

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Located along 50 miles of coastline in York and Cumberland counties, the refuge consists of eleven divisions between Kittery and Cape Elizabeth. It will contain approximately 14,600 acres when land acquisition is complete. The proximity of the refuge to the coast and its location between the eastern deciduous forest and the boreal forest creates a composition of plants and animals not found elsewhere in Maine. Major habitat types present on the refuge include forested upland, barrier beach/dune, coastal meadows, tidal salt marsh, and the distinctive rocky coast. 

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service