Whittingham WMA in Sussex County NJ

Morning adventures at Whittingham WMA in Sussex County NJ

Whittingham lacks well blazed trails but offers diverse animal and plant life for nature studies.

Learn more about Whittingham WMA – https://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/whittingham-wildlife-management-area

Solomon’s Seal at Buckhorn Creek WMA NJ

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Solomon’s Seal and Skunk Cabbage
Buckhorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, Warren County NJ
More info on Solomon’s Seal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonatum

Trail Bend and Island View

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Trail Bend and Island View
Taylortown Reservoir, Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County NJ
I am continuing to explore the park throughout all 4 seasons. Grateful to have the honor of Morris Parks using my artwork for the upcoming replacement of trail signage with the Pyramid Mountain visitors center. Pyramid Mountain is a natural resource enjoyed by thousands of hikers each year, both from in state and out of state.

Fern and Trunk in Autumn

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Fern and Trunk in Autumn
Mahlon Dickerson County Reservation, Jefferson NJ
I enjoyed the stark contrast of the diminutive late season fern against the dark textured tree trunk.
Canon M50 + EF-M 11-22mm

POWWW’s 2019 Guided Mushroom Walk

Powww’s first Mushroom walk was a great success! With 50 enthusiastic participants we covered a lot information at a show and tell table cover in a variety of fungi from at least 25 different species.

After the table discussion most of the group trekked off on the teal trail from the parking lot to do some foraging of their own were we found many more fungi to marvel at. Some we positively identified

And some were left as unknown or know only to general group.

Our next event will be the Hawk Watch Hike on September 21st. RSVP here – https://www.facebook.com/events/2455768184491915/

Find us on the web at http://powww.org and http://facebook.com/protectourwetlandswaterwoods/

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

Trail and Pond – Tall Pines State Preserve

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Trail and Pond
Tall Pines State Preserve, Gloucester County NJ
This was my first visit to Gloucester County’s first state park. I found the walk leisurely and scenic and I am glad to know that this area has their own state park for recreation.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Morning Light on Highlands Trail

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Morning Light on Highlands Trail
Mahlon Dickerson County Reservation, Jefferson NJ
More info on the Highlands Trail – http://www.njskylands.com/odhikehitr
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC

Morning Light on Woodland Trail

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Morning Light on Woodland Trail
Merrill Creek Reservoir, Warren County NJ
I liked how the morning sun swept through a sliver across the forest providing some shadows and highlights in the understory.
Visit Merrill Creek Reservoir – https://merrillcreek.com/
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm