Hoary Elfin in Whiting NJ

Hoary Elfin
Whiting WMA
Ocean County NJ
May 2022

With an approximate wingspan of 1” these tiny Spring butterflies are quite a challenge to fill the frame with.

Read more about the Hoary Elfin – https://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/hoary_elfin.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

Northern Walkingstick in NJ

Northern Walkingstick
Appalachian Trail
Blairstown NJ
September 2021

More info on the Northern Walkingstick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_walkingstick

Red Admiral Butterfly at Washington Valley Park NJ

Red Admiral butterfly on Tree Trunk
Washington Valley Park
Somerset County NJ
August 2021

Taken with wide angle lens the goal of this capture was to isolate the perched butterfly set against the forested green background.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Chester Twp NJ

Tiger Swallowtail on Joe-pye Weed
Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center
August 2021

Learn more about Joe-pye Weed – https://www.thespruce.com/joe-pye-weed-eupatorium-purpureum-1402848

Visit the Kay Environmental Center – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/elizabeth-d-kay-environmental-center/

Common Wood Nymph butterfly in NJ

Common Wood Nymph butterfly
Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center
Chester Twp NJ
August 2021

My experience with Common Wood Nymphs is that they are rarely approachable and flighty. This individual an exception as I was able to get quite close for photographs.

More info on the Common Wood Nymph – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_wood-nymph

Visit the Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/elizabeth-d-kay-environmental-center/

Eastern Amberwing dragonfly in Chester NJ

Eastern Amberwing in Obelisk Position
Chester, New Jersey
July 2021

How do dragonflies prevent overheating you asked? Here is that answer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_posture

Canon EF-M 11-22mm + EOS-M5 mirrorless camera

American Snout on Pepperbush at Double Trouble State Park

American Snout on Pepperbush

Double Trouble State Park

Ocean County NJ

July 2021

I did not expect to stumble across this uncommon butterfly while walking near the Cedar Creek!

Learn more about the American Snout butterfly – https://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/american_snout.html