Higbee Beach WMA

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May, NJ
September 2020

As soon as I came across this scene I visualized a composition similar to the classic Death Valley imagery of Racetrack Playa.

Early Autumn at Laurel Pond

Early Autumn at Laurel Pond
Waywayanda State Park, New Jersey
I precariously walked out onto a tree fallen into the pond to shoot this perspective, not an act I am likely to take again.
Visit Waywayanda State Park – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wawayanda.html

Wood Turtle with three legs

Wood Turtle with three legs

Morris County, NJ

Despite having only a nub and scar tissue for its front left leg this Wood Turtle seemed to be getting around well.

Wood Turtle is an NJ state threatened species. Report your threatened and endangered wildlife sightings here – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/tandespp.htm

Sandy Hook Light at Daybreak

Sandy Hook Light at Daybreak
Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey

Plan your visit to Sandy Hook – https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandyhookdirections.htm

Swamp Sparrow in Rockaway NJ

Swamp SparrowRockaway Township, New Jersey

September 2020

This lurking denizen of the wetlands popped up briefly amidst the goldenrod providing just enough time for me to grab a few frames.

More info on the Swamp Sparrow – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Swamp_Sparrow/overview

Hiking The Eldora Nature Preserve in Cape May County NJ

Hiking The Eldora Nature Preserve in Cape May County NJ

Encompassing over 900 acres of open space in the southernmost New Jersey Pinelands, Eldora Preserve in the town Delmont is the home of The NJ Nature Conservancy’s Southern Field Office. The hiking trails meander through salt marsh, forest, and vernal ponds.

Plan your visit to Eldora Preserve – https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/eldora-nature-preserve/

Late Day at The Meadows

Cape May, New Jersey

Visit the South Cape May Meadows – https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/south-cape-may-meadows/

Black Racer at Belleplain State Forest

Black Racer at Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, New Jersey

This small-ish snake was laying in wait approximately 3 feet up from the ground. The racer kept an eye on me thought it did not flee while I setup my tripod for a few shots.

More info on the Northern Black Racer – https://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/reptiles/snakes/northern-black-racer/northern_black_racer.php
Visit Belleplain State Forest – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/belle.html