August 31, 2019

Sky Meadows Birds and More

Much of Sky Meadows State Park was farm land and several barns still stand on the property. The land was purchased by philanthropist Paul Mellon in 1975 and donated to the state of Virginia for development as a park. 

The park maintains a lovely old home and a number of farm buildings. Visitors can see farm equipment, gardens, and chickens. There are trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

I recently wrote about a new trail that is wheelchair accessible and has special features for people with other physical disabilities.

Always drive slowly on park roads. Wildlife may suddenly appear, and they think they own the road!
See also:
Mount Bleak Farm at Sky Meadows 
Saturday's Critters
I'd Rather Be Birdin' 


  1. Your photos are incredible. They are out of this world. I love seeing your part of the country, Linda.

    Ah, deer are in my part of the country, too. At least the drivers are more courteous than they are in Kansas. They don't make it on our highways and byways.

  2. I wish I could be philanthropist to have my name preserved in something so beautiful. Like the meadowlark shot through the fence.

  3. Hello, nice park. I love the chickens and the deer. We are always on the lookout for the critter crossing the roads. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead! PS, thank you for the visit and comment on my blog.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Great birds too. Ummmmm, they DO own the road lol

    I want to send you my thanks and appreciation for joining us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  5. Phil answered my question about the bird, being a meadowlark...beautiful.

  6. Great photos! Love those chickens!
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. They really do think they own the road! Beautiful State Park .... fun to see the chickens and farm buildings.

  8. What a lovely park, I enjoyed all of your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  9. I like the colorpatterns on those hens. The deer seem to be in a hurry :)

  10. Nice series of pictures. The sunflowers and bird is my favorite.


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