Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at Delaware Water Gap

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Raccoon Ridge, Blairstown NJ
More info on the Tiger Swallowtail – https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/TigerSwallowtail.shtml

Leaderless Walk at Allamuchy Mountain

Leaderless Walk at Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Leaderless Walks are small organized groups compromised mostly of butterfly, dragonfly, bird, and botany enthusiasts.  The walks are free, informative, and informal. Most will take place on weekdays. If you’d like me to put you in touch with the organizers let me know.

The highlights for me on this trip were getting close-up shots of the Black Racer and also getting the shot of two very young Five-lined Skinks in one frame.


Long Bridge at Black Run

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Long Bridge at Black Run
Black Run Preserve, Evesham, Burlington County NJ
Crossing this 10 foot stretch of “bridge” on a nature trail almost seemed like a good idea until I gauged the depth at nearly 4 feet with my tripod. Carrying 20 lbs of unwieldy photography gear in a backpack also convinced me that this trail was not for me.
Visit Black Run Preserve – https://blackrun.org

Marsh Mallow Blooms and Fog

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Marsh Mallow Blooms and Fog
Lake Arrowhead, Denville NJ
Canon 18-55 EF-M lens + Canon EOS M50
Information on the Marsh Mallow flower here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althaea_officinalis

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Denville, NJ

Taken recently, through living room window. It only took about 3 days of having a new filled feeder out for a local Hummingbird to start visiting us. I put a feeder up in both the frontyard and the backyard and intentionally placed the feeders in habitat that includes both sunlight and a little bit of tree cover. My plan seemed to be to the birds’ liking so far.

Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2 + Canon SL2