American Snout on Pepperbush
Double Trouble State Park
Ocean County NJ
I did not expect to stumble across this uncommon butterfly while walking near the Cedar Creek!
Learn more about the American Snout butterfly –
Black Rat Snake
Stokes State Forest Sussex County NJ April 2021
This snake all but ignored me while I snapped away with my wide angle lens. Don’t try this with rattlesnakes.
High Point State Park
Sussex County NJ
The brisk temperatures in northernmost New Jersey kept away the park visitors at High Point. I even spotted a few snow flurries during my visit.
Winter Birding 2021 at Barnegat Light NJ
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on the northern tip of Long Beach Island is one the most popular winter wildlife viewing spots in the Mid-Atlantic. Birdwatchers come from many miles to admire the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, Eiders, Scoters, and Mergansers.
Plan your visit to “Old Barney” –
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/barnlig.html jerseybirders #jerseyshore #njnature #njphotography #njwildlife #njstateparks #newjersey #njspots
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
The birds nearest to the jetty this morning were mostly Common Eiders and also Harlequin Ducks.
More info on Common Eiders –
Visit Barnegat Lighthouse State Park –
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.
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.phpVisit Belleplain State Forest – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/belle.html
Dusk at South Cape May Meadows
Cape May, NJ in Sept 2020
A few minutes after sunset the sky above the refuge’s waterfowl briefly alit with hues of pink and orange. Plan your visit to the South Cape May Meadows – https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/south-cape-may-meadows/
Exploring Cape May Point State Park
With over 200 acres of preserved open space, 3 blazed trails, and a large variety of wildlife and plantlife Cape May Point State Park provides and easily accessible and immersive nature experience. Highlights of this South Jersey park include the Cape May Light (lighthouse), scenic wetland views, and the handicap accessible hawk watch platform.
Plan your visit to Cape May Point State Park –
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/capemay.html njnature #njhiking #njspots #njstateparks #njisbeautiful #newjersey #capemay #njtourism #njphotographer