Eastern Garter Snake at Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve NJ

Eastern Garter Snake

Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve in Warren County New Jersey

To me seeing a snake in a nature area is one possible indicator of a healthy ecosystem. I am always happy to know that wildlife has a place to do its thing and that our human health also correlates to functioning ecosystems. Clean air and clean water does not grow in (most) cities.

Eastern Pondhawk on Brown-eyed Susan

Eastern Pondhawk on Brown-eyed Susan
Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve, Warren County NJ
More info on the Eastern Pondhawk – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythemis_simplicicollis