Exploring Cattus Island County Park in Toms River NJ

Exploring Cattus Island County in Toms River, NJ

Located just 6 miles from Seaside Heights, Cattus Island is a great nature retreat on your visit to the Jersey Shore. With a nicely developed trail system this Ocean County New Jersey Park is perfect for stretching your legs and/or nature study.

Learn more about Cattus Island County Park – https://www.oceancountyparks.org/frmRegContentPrks?ID=0751673c-9513-4ecc-8f3e-3e65b0f2ec45

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01.01.2022 Hog Pen

01.01.2022 Hog Pen

Jonathan’s Woods

Denville NJ

Sony A7R3 + Tokina 20mm

Bay of Deep Waters – Denville NJ

Bay of Deep Waters
Denville NJ
01.07.2022

A wintery view near the border of Denville Twp and Mountain Lakes in Morris County.

Hollowed Tree at Jonathan’s Woods

Hollowed Tree
Jonathan’s Woods
Denville NJ

A wide angle and intimate shot near Hog Pen seemed to “animate the emotions” of this tree to me.

What do you see?

Tokina 20mm + Sony A7R3

86th Annual Boonton Area Christmas Bird Count

86th Annual Boonton Area Christmas Bird Count

Boonton Township / Boonton Town 

At approximately 6AM, a portion of the group headed outside in hopes of detecting things that go “hoot in the night”. By 7AM the rest of our group rendez-voused at Kincaid Woods on Powerville Rd.

Full roster of birders:

Dave Blinder 

Nora ORourke

Michael Leone

Rick Sedivec

Rick Miles

Jeff Scheidecker

Luke Franke from National Audubon

Doug Ensel

Shayna Marchese

Hotspots visited:

Rockaway Valley Four Corners

Kincaid Woods 

Deer Lake

Masar Field

TLCNJ

RVA Fields

Rockaway River / Morris Canal

Gracelord Park 

Full eBird checklist – https://ebird.org/checklist/S99462642

December Morning at Round Valley Reservoir

December Morning at Round Valley Reservoir
Hunterdon County New Jersey
12/22/2021

The best weather for landscape photography is nearly always scattered clouds and yesterday was no exception. I left my house amid the dark predawn hours in hopes of “striking gold” with a vivid morning sky and ended up getting rewarded.

Here is a video on the creation and controversy surrounding the creation of Round Valley Reservoir – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhkUyQh_P60

Visitation and hiking information for Round Valley Recreation Area – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html

Palisades Cliffs and Hudson River

Palisades Cliffs and Hudson River, Alpine New Jersey, December 2021


This photo was taken during a recent hike of the Giant Stairs which is not for the fainted hearted.
https://www.njhiking.com/giant-stairs/


The Stateline Lookout Area located on the Palisades Interstate Parkway is a nice roadside attraction to view these impressive cliffs. I also recommend a stop inside the Stateline Lookout Cafe.
https://www.njpalisades.org/stateline.html

12.15.2021 Lake Arrowhead

12.15.2021

Lake Arrowhead

Denville NJ

A vivid morning sky was enough motivation for me to sprint out to the backyard to grab a few shots.

Canon M50 + EF-M 15-45mm

November 2021 at Tourne County Park

November 2021 at The Tourne

Tourne County Park
Morris County NJ
Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

Vivid morning sun glinted on a few distant trees as the morning fog burned off of Rattlesnake Swamp at Tourne County Park.

Visit Tourne County Park – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/tourne-county-park/