Taken on a warm spring day, a multitude of Painted Turtles were swimming to and fro near the Sportsmen Blind. Visit Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s Wildlife Observation Center on Long Hill Road in Gillette New Jersey.
Taking the ascending Orange Blaze up Point Mountain and following the Blue Blaze alongside the Musconetcong River made for an intermediate level of hiking with a nice diversity of terrain. The trail mileage of Orange to Blue is approximately 3 miles round trip.
This morning I set out to Troy Meadows to grab a few aerial shots to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Natural Landmarks program. Wildlife Preserves continues to proactively manage Troy Meadows for the benefit of native wildlife.