The Pine Bush is a patchwork of semi-natural areas preserved not for its scenic beauty but for its unique ecology. In truth, this is not what we think of as wilderness or parkland. It is crisscrossed by countless roads including the New York State Thruway and the Northway. It’s graced with power lines and corporate parks and shopping malls, and with the university where I teach. It is invaded on its own terms by outside species to the point that most of it isn’t really “pine bush” at all.

The images below are taken with a 4x5 and black and white film.

For more recent images taken with a variety of cameras including digital: