Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.

Black Rat Snake at Stokes State Forest

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.

Shawangunk Outcrops at High Point State Park

Shawangunk Outcrops

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 Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

Winter Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

January 2021
Morris County, New Jersey

A distant Common Loon and a pair of courting Bald Eagles were the highlights of an afternoon walk near Rockaway Township NJ.

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Rattlesnake Marsh in Winter – Tourne County Park NJ

Rattlesnake Marsh in Winter

Tourne County Park
Morris County, New Jersey

We had a scenic but shallow blanket of fresh powder this morning.

FYI – This area is titled as “Rattlesnake Meadow” on the Tourne hiking map. A title that likely precedes damming and flooding by local beavers.

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Hiking Cataract Park in Long Valley NJ

Hiking Cataract Park in Long Valley NJ

In this video we take a short but steep and scenic hike in Washington Township in western Morris County New Jersey. Cataract Park’s wooded trails lead to cascading waterfalls and a cave that was once known as Young’s Mine.

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Hiking Gnome Hollow Preserve in Warren County NJ

In this New Jersey park tour video I explore the trail network at Gnome Hollow Preserve located in Frelinghuysen Township. After parking on Stillwater Road I pass beyond a former Christmas Tree Grove, unique rock formations, and of course GNOMES!

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Nature Walk at Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive

Nature Walk at Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive

In this video we take a leisurely walk to Maier’s Pond and pass through scenic meadows and woodlands. Turkey Brook Park in Mount Olive is not only home to sport facility but also birds and beavers.

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Beginner’s Nature Walk at Cheesequake State Park

Beginner’s Nature Walk at Cheesequake State Park

With easy highway access from the Garden State Parkway, Cheesequake is a great stop in Central Jersey for birdwatching, nature photography, hiking, and biking. In this short video I explore the surroundings of scenic Hooks Creek Lake.

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