Big Flatbrook in Summer


Big Flatbrook in Summer
Stokes State Forest, Sussex County NJ
Photo taken near the Steam Mill camping area.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

POWWW’s 2019 Guided Mushroom Walk

Powww’s first Mushroom walk was a great success! With 50 enthusiastic participants we covered a lot information at a show and tell table cover in a variety of fungi from at least 25 different species.

After the table discussion most of the group trekked off on the teal trail from the parking lot to do some foraging of their own were we found many more fungi to marvel at. Some we positively identified

And some were left as unknown or know only to general group.

Our next event will be the Hawk Watch Hike on September 21st. RSVP here –

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Leaderless Walk at Allamuchy Mountain

Leaderless Walk at Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Leaderless Walks are small organized groups compromised mostly of butterfly, dragonfly, bird, and botany enthusiasts.  The walks are free, informative, and informal. Most will take place on weekdays. If you’d like me to put you in touch with the organizers let me know.

The highlights for me on this trip were getting close-up shots of the Black Racer and also getting the shot of two very young Five-lined Skinks in one frame.


Morning at Double Kill Marsh

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Morning at Double Kill Marsh
Appalachian Trail, New Jersey
Seen on a recent hike from Waywayanda State Park. The signature white blaze of the Appalachian Trail can be found roadside just beyond the main entrance to Waywayanda.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Long Bridge at Black Run

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Long Bridge at Black Run
Black Run Preserve, Evesham, Burlington County NJ
Crossing this 10 foot stretch of “bridge” on a nature trail almost seemed like a good idea until I gauged the depth at nearly 4 feet with my tripod. Carrying 20 lbs of unwieldy photography gear in a backpack also convinced me that this trail was not for me.
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Trail and Pond – Tall Pines State Preserve

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Trail and Pond
Tall Pines State Preserve, Gloucester County NJ
This was my first visit to Gloucester County’s first state park. I found the walk leisurely and scenic and I am glad to know that this area has their own state park for recreation.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Marsh Mallow Blooms and Fog

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Marsh Mallow Blooms and Fog
Lake Arrowhead, Denville NJ
Canon 18-55 EF-M lens + Canon EOS M50
Information on the Marsh Mallow flower here –

Apshawa Reflections

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Apshawa Reflections
Apshawa Preserve, West Milford NJ
This small pond is along the Purple Trail and not far from the main parking area.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Denville, NJ

Taken recently, through living room window. It only took about 3 days of having a new filled feeder out for a local Hummingbird to start visiting us. I put a feeder up in both the frontyard and the backyard and intentionally placed the feeders in habitat that includes both sunlight and a little bit of tree cover. My plan seemed to be to the birds’ liking so far.

Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2 + Canon SL2

Morning Light on Highlands Trail

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Morning Light on Highlands Trail
Mahlon Dickerson County Reservation, Jefferson NJ
More info on the Highlands Trail –
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC