Regrowth Area of Jonathan’s Woods

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Regrowth Area of Jonathan’s Woods
 
Rockaway Township, NJ
 
This section of the park was fully populated with pine trees prior to Hurricane Sandy. Shrubs and deciduous and coniferous trees are repopulating the area which now lies adjacent to the main parking area for Jonathan’s Woods off of Old Beach Glen Road.
 
Learn about upcoming activities at Jonathan’s Woods – http://powww.org
 
Phantom 3 Pro drone

Pied-billed Grebe

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Pied-billed Grebe
 
Lake Arrowhead, Denville NJ
 
Taken this afternoon out of the living room window. Pied-billed Grebes are largely migratory in New Jersey, appearing mostly in the colder months. This Grebe was keeping pace with a small group of Mallards but was actively diving for prey.
 
 
Canon SL2 + Tamron SP 150-600mm VC lens

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

Taylortown Reservoir in Autumn

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Taylortown Reservoir in Autumn
 
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County, New Jersey
 
The hike behind Taylortown Reservoir is scenic and often a trail less travelled.
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm
 

2019 POWWW October Foliage Hike to Hog Pen

 

This past Saturday, POWWW lead a group of hikers from Old Beach Glen Road up through the historic Hog Pen area of Jonathan’s Woods. Brisk morning weather quickly gave way to a sunny and mild October day.  We came across Denville Scouts Troop 118’s annual camping trip in the Hog Pen (by permission from the park commission). Great to see so many people outdoors enjoying our local natural resources!

Join us for our next free public event on November 2nd at 8:30AM at the Cedar Lake Clubhouse in Denville. Coffee, bagels, and donuts will be served. POWWW’s Annual General Meeting will summarize our events and milestones from 2019 followed by a guided hike through Jonathan’s Woods. Hiking boots, jacket, water and snack are recommended for the hike.

RSVP on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/2473871079558072/

Morning View of Yards Creek

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Morning View of Yards Creek
 
Appalachian Trail, Blairstown, New Jersey
 
This was about 3/4 of the way out on my hike from the Mohican Outdoor Center to the broader Raccoon Ridge overlook.
 
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

Dryden Kuser Natural Area

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Dryden Kuser Natural Area
 
High Point State Park, Sussex County, New Jersey
 
Learn the chronology and history of High Point State Park – http://www.nextexithistory.com/explore/historical-sites/the-gift-of-a-state-park/
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm

View of Delaware River and Yard’s Creek from Raccoon Ridge

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View of Delaware River and Yard’s Creek from Raccoon Ridge
 
Blairstown, New Jersey
 
This was my first trek up this part of the Appalachian trail above the Delaware Water Gap. The hike from Camp Mohican was not easy but was not quite as grueling as I had heard.
 
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm VC + Canon 5Dsr

Newfoundland Train Tracks – Aerial View

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I have been busy preparing a program on Drone Photography for the Essex Photo Club.
Here is an aerial image from Newfoundland New Jersey.
DJI Phantom 3 Pro quadcopter
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