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Sheep Shearing Season

Each April, the Wachusett Meadow Audubon holds a Sheep and Wool Festival Day.
Sheep wool at this time of year is luxurious, with a variety of colors, textures and patterns. Included here are my color and black and white photos, taken before the shearing, which seek to emphasize the beautiful natural material of these engaging creatures.

About the author jmankowsky

I live in Central Massachusetts in the United States--a wonderful area for nature photography. Using a standard point-and-shoot camera, I celebrate the nature found here in a variety of local landscapes throughout the changing seasons.

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  1. I have touched this wool while it’s still on the sheep and it is SO thick and matted. No wonder they are able to survive the winter outdoors.

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    1. Sheep are amazing. I’m lucky that the Audubon keeps them, so I visit them often.

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