Evans Family Forest Preserve in Chester NJ

Ayers Brook in Late Summer
Evans Family Preserve, Chester Twp NJ

Visit Evans Family Preserve – https://chestertownship.org/township-committees/parks/township-parks/evans-preserve-hiking-trails/

Video Tour of The Evans Family Preserve – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp0_H2A-yXU

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Troy Meadows, Parsippany NJ

A common local dragonfly but I find them also showy.

As reported on wikipedia the Twelve-spotted Skimmer is found on all contiguous 48 states of the USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-spotted_skimmer

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Swallowtail on New York Ironweed at Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, New Jersey

An 18-150mm handheld zoom lens, manual exposure, patience, luck, and direct sunlight were the ingredients in this recipe. The goal was to showcase the colorful Ironweed blooms in front of the landscape at KVSP.

More info on New York Ironweed – https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VENO

Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html

Canon M5 mirrorless camera + EOS 18-150mm EF-M zoom lens

Greendell Ridge Preserve in Frelinghuysen NJ

A blazed nature trail winds through 32 acres of peaceful preserved open space in Warren County NJ. This is a nice outing for those interested in nature study, nature photography, or simply getting outdoors. Parking is found at roadside on South Street in Frelinghuysen.

Learn more about Greendell Ridge Preserve – http://www.ridgeandvalleyconservancy.org/greendellridgepreserve