Turkey Vulture and Fall Foliage – as seen from Four Birds Trail

Turkey Vulture and Fall Foliage
Four Birds Trail / Craigmeur Cliffs
Rockaway Twp NJ
October 2021

The white-blazed Four Birds Trail provides a good workout as well as expansive views off of Green Pond Road.

I park here for this section of the Four Birds Trail – https://goo.gl/maps/xfKBicW3Epio6PKX8

Northern Brown Snake in Morris County NJ

Northern Brown Snake
Morris County NJ
June 2021

A healthy DeKay’s snake rests comfortable amid mulch. More info on Brown Snakes – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storeria_dekayi

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook
Jonathan’s Woods
Morris County NJ
June 2021

On a recent June morning 2 egrets as a Great Blue Heron were active near the beaver dam. The pile of feathers at the egret’s feet are a result of preening.

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog at Wildcat Ridge

Morning Sky and Lifting Fog
Wildcat Ridge WMA
Rockaway Township NJ
June 2021

A tight shot with a telephoto zoom lens captured the drama of fog burning off on a humid June morning.

Desert Spiny Lizard at Zion National Park

Desert Spiny Lizard
Zion National Park in Utah
May 2021

This close-up shot was taken with a telephoto lens as we only encountered small lizards on the recent trip to Southern Utah.

Read more about reptiles found in Southern Utah – https://www.nps.gov/care/learn/nature/reptiles.htm