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

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

Common Nighthawk in New Jersey Pinelands

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Common Nighthawk
Brendan T Byrne State Forest, New Jersey
This bird moved from the forest floor to a tree while I was photographing butterflies elsewise I would never have noticed it!

Cedar Creek at Double Trouble State Park

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Cedar Creek
Double Trouble State Park, Ocean County NJ
I consider Double Trouble “the gateway drug to the Pinelands”. The park is very close to the Garden State Parkway (exit 77) and the trails are very visitor friendly. The diversity of wildlife, plants, and scenery is quite remarkable at this gem of a natural area.
Tamron SP 15-30mm + Canon 5Dsr

Sparkling Jewelwing damselfly in New Jersey

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Sparkling Jewelwing
Dover Forge, Lacey NJ
More info on the Sparkling Jewelwing – https://njodes.org/Pages/SpeciesAccount.aspx?id=12