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/

Higbee Beach Dunes in October

Higbee Beach Dunes in October

Lower Township
Cape May County
October 2021

An off-season walk along Higbee Beach is always peaceful, especially when you have the beach to yourself.

Visit Higbee Beach – https://njaudubon.org/wp-content/wildlife/DelawareBayshoreTrails/Sites/tabid/440/Scope/site/Guide/DELBAYSH/Site/35/Default.html

Canon 5DsR + Tamron 15-30mm VC

October Morning at Higbee Beach

October Morning at Higbee Beach
Cape May, New Jersey
October 2021

Higbee Beach can be very peaceful in the off-season and especially when you have the beach to yourself to explore.

Canon 5DsR + Tamron 15-30mm

Turkey Vulture and Fall Foliage – as seen from Four Birds Trail

Turkey Vulture and Fall Foliage
Four Birds Trail / Craigmeur Cliffs
Rockaway Twp NJ
October 2021

The white-blazed Four Birds Trail provides a good workout as well as expansive views off of Green Pond Road.

I park here for this section of the Four Birds Trail – https://goo.gl/maps/xfKBicW3Epio6PKX8

Heislerville Before The Storm, Part I

Before The Storm, Part I

Before The Storm, Part I

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County NJ
October 2021

The stark dead trees along Thompson Beach Road contrasted strongly with the late morning sky.

Read more about Heislerville WMA – https://njaudubon.org/wp-content/wildlife/DelawareBayshoreTrails/Sites/tabid/440/Scope/site/Guide/DELBAYSH/Site/25/Default.html

Chicken of The Woods

Chicken of the Woods
Four Birds Trail
Newfoundland NJ

More information on the Chicken of the Woods mushroom – https://www.wildernesspioneers.co.uk/chicken-of-the-woods-laetiporus-sulphureus/

Explore the Four Birds Trail – https://www.njhiking.com/best-hikes-in-nj-four-birds-trail/

Spring Peeper at Splitrock Reservoir

Spring Peeper
Splitrock Reservoir
Morris County NJ
October 2021

More info on Spring Peepers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_peeper

Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh

Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh
Paulinskill WMA
Lafayette, NJ
September 2021

I’ve been waiting for a dynamic sky to photograph this isolated limestone boulder for at least 2 years. I liked how the small clouds on the left and right sides of the frame lit up a little from sunlight for this frame.

Visit Hyper Humus Marsh – https://goo.gl/maps/bVWXZoorcVs2XunZ7

Rainbow Over Hyper Humus Marsh

Rainbow Over Hyper Humus Marsh
Lafayette NJ
September 2021

A large vivid rainbow (and a partially visible double rainbow) appeared in between showers this morning. The vivid colors dissipated just as quickly as they had appeared.

Canon EOS M5 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Eastern Box Turtle in Northern New Jersey

Eastern Box Turtle
Ringwood NJ
September 2021

The best way to “capture” wildlife is to snap a picture, do not bring animals indoors or home with you. Removing wildlife even temporarily from their habitat can impair their survival skills.