Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Troy Meadows, Parsippany NJ

A common local dragonfly but I find them also showy.

As reported on wikipedia the Twelve-spotted Skimmer is found on all contiguous 48 states of the USA –

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, New Jersey

An 18-150mm handheld zoom lens, manual exposure, patience, luck, and direct sunlight were the ingredients in this recipe. The goal was to showcase the colorful Ironweed blooms in front of the landscape at KVSP.

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Canon M5 mirrorless camera + EOS 18-150mm EF-M zoom lens

Hiking Primrose Farm in Harding NJ

Hiking Primrose Farm in Harding NJ

Located only minutes south of downtown #Morristown, Primrose Farm hosts a well maintained trail network and accounts for over 100 acres of preserved open space in #HardingNJ #MorrisCounty

Join me as I explore the woods and meadows at Primrose Farm.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at Delaware Water Gap

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Raccoon Ridge, Blairstown NJ
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Greendell Ridge Preserve in Frelinghuysen NJ

A blazed nature trail winds through 32 acres of peaceful preserved open space in Warren County NJ. This is a nice outing for those interested in nature study, nature photography, or simply getting outdoors. Parking is found at roadside on South Street in Frelinghuysen.

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Marble Hill Natural Area in Phillipsburg NJ

Exploring Marble Hill Natural Area in Phillipsburg NJ

Following morning real estate appointments in Lopatcong in Warren County I consulted Google Maps and made way to a local natural greenway. This adventure brings me within Marble Hill Natural Resource Area, a section of the Warren Highlands Trail adjacent to the Delaware River.

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Seaside Dragonlet at Cattus Island

Seaside Dragonlet
Cattus Island County Park, Toms River NJ
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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.

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Five-lined Skink in Morris County NJ

Five-lined Skink
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, Rockaway Twp, NJ
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Eastern Garter Snake at Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve NJ

Eastern Garter Snake

Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve in Warren County New Jersey

To me seeing a snake in a nature area is one possible indicator of a healthy ecosystem. I am always happy to know that wildlife has a place to do its thing and that our human health also correlates to functioning ecosystems. Clean air and clean water does not grow in (most) cities.