Buffalo Zoo

I’m always up for a nice relaxing day at the zoo.  🙂 This zoo visit was during National Zookeepers Week, so say Hi to your local zookeepers.    Some photos.

Fort Niagara

During the War of 1812, in an act of revenge, British forces captured the American Fort Niagara and burned the town of Buffalo NY. On December 13, 1813, General Sir Gordon Drummond was appointed as Governor of Upper Canada, placing him in control of all the British forces in the province. And one of his … More Fort Niagara

Niagara Falls

I was at Niagara Falls wayyyyy back when I was 12 or 13. Most of what’s here now wasn’t here then. Some photos from a more recent visit.

Zoo New York

This zoo is small but very nice, and has a great collection of native New York species. The enclosures are large and spacious. Sadly though, like most small zoos, it uses wire mesh fences for its enclosures, which are hell on photographers. As always, I did my best. Some photos from a visit.

Fort Ontario

The British raid on Fort Ontario in Oswego NY in 1813, during the War of 1812, resulted in the destruction of the American harbor, but still resulted in a strategic stalemate in the naval conflict on Lake Ontario. After the battle at Sackets Harbor in May 1813, both the United States and England recognized that … More Fort Ontario

Sackets Harbor

The Battle of Sackets Harbor, during the War of 1812, was an attempt by the British to destroy the American naval base on Lake Ontario. The British failed in their goal—but the United States sailors accomplished it for them. Although the British were stung by their loss at Fort George in 1813, General Sir George … More Sackets Harbor