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.

Nature reclaimed at Johnsonburg Swamp

Nature reclaimed
Johnsonburg Swamp Preserve in Warren County NJ

Learn more about Johnsonburg Swamp – https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/johnsonburg-swamp-preserve/

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