Trail with Evergreens in Fog – Jonathan’s Woods

Trail with Evergreens in Fog
Jonathan’s Woods
Morris County NJ
Taken earlier in December a vail of fog shrouded the remnants of the local CCC White Pine Plantation off of Old Ford Road.

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Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

March 2020
Morris County New Jersey

With recent temperatures peaking at 66 Fahrenheit, the Wood Frogs wasted no time in getting ready for their Spring rituals. This video was filmed in a small wetlands depression and not far from an expansive marsh.

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2019 POWWW October Foliage Hike to Hog Pen


This past Saturday, POWWW lead a group of hikers from Old Beach Glen Road up through the historic Hog Pen area of Jonathan’s Woods. Brisk morning weather quickly gave way to a sunny and mild October day.  We came across Denville Scouts Troop 118’s annual camping trip in the Hog Pen (by permission from the park commission). Great to see so many people outdoors enjoying our local natural resources!

Join us for our next free public event on November 2nd at 8:30AM at the Cedar Lake Clubhouse in Denville. Coffee, bagels, and donuts will be served. POWWW’s Annual General Meeting will summarize our events and milestones from 2019 followed by a guided hike through Jonathan’s Woods. Hiking boots, jacket, water and snack are recommended for the hike.

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March 2009 at Jonathan’s Woods County Park

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March 2009 at Jonathan’s Woods County Park in Denville/Rockaway
The area looks much different after Hurricane Sandy came ripping through in 2012. Ongoing efforts by Morris Park Commission and POWWW have re-seeded the area with a more natural assortment of trees. The former “cathedral pine area” as a Civilian Conservation Corps plantation.

POWWW’s 2019 Guided Mushroom Walk

Powww’s first Mushroom walk was a great success! With 50 enthusiastic participants we covered a lot information at a show and tell table cover in a variety of fungi from at least 25 different species.

After the table discussion most of the group trekked off on the teal trail from the parking lot to do some foraging of their own were we found many more fungi to marvel at. Some we positively identified

And some were left as unknown or know only to general group.

Our next event will be the Hawk Watch Hike on September 21st. RSVP here –

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POWWW’s 2019 Dragonfly Walk with Chris Ryerson

We had a great Dragonfly Walk at Jonathan’s Woods this morning led by Chris Ryerson.
Participants got to observe dragonflies and damselflies at close range and Chris gave us great insight into the lifecycles of these interesting carnivores. Thank you to our walk leaders and attendees.

POWWW‘s next free nature program is the Edible Mushroom Walk in August –


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POWWW’s Secrets of the Forest Walk 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods‘ Secrets of The Forest Walk at Jonathan’s Woods. We examined glacial erratic boulders and identified traditional edible plants.
POWWW’s next free guided event will be the Dragonflies Walk with Entomologist Chris Ryerson on July 7th. RSVP here –
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2019 POWWW Big Sit and Birding Festival

Thank you to everyone who attended POWWW‘s Big Sit and Birding Day last weekend at Jonathan’s Woods. We tallied over 25 humans and 60 birds throughout the day.
Click through the album to view images of a Black and White Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler (female), Blue-winged Warbler, Gray Catbird, and Indigo Bunting.
POWWW’s next free nature event will be the new Secrets Of The Forest Walk –

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POWWW’s 2019 Spring Wildflower Walk

POWWW‘s Annual Wildflower Walk was well attended yesterday with 23 attendees. We saw a good number of native plants and also observed migrant birds moving through Jonathan’s Woods.
Our next event is the Spring Birding Hike and Big Sit coming up next weekend at Jonathan’s Woods. Details here –
For more details on free local nature events in the Denville/Rockaway area contact

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Marsh in Winter

Marsh in Winter

Jonathan’s Woods, Denville NJ

I am already looking forward to the Red-winged Blackbirds calling on their territory here in early Spring.

Tamron SP 24-70mm + Canon 5Dsr. This print is available in sizes up to 60″ x 40″