West Meadow Wetlands Reserve

I've been always surprised with how much of Long Island was hiding in plain sight. I came across this beautiful area with my friend Jessica, she told me she had been wanting to go there for awhile. To get there, we had to cross two streams, the first being much easier than the second. After barely getting across, we started to explore!

At the West Meadow Wetlands Reserve we came across something unusual to see on Long Island, as you can see in the photographs below, it was a Cactus!  After looking around for about 30 minutes we started to hear a thunderstorm brewing, so we began to pack up our equitment and head back.  I will definitely be back soon to see what else I can find.  These are some of the photographs I took while exploring this nook of Long Island, Enjoy!