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
 
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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/

View from Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch

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View from Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch
 
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
 
 
Free upcoming guided hike (strenuous) to Wildcat Ridge – https://www.facebook.com/events/2455768184491915/

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/

POWWW’s 2019 Dragonfly Walk with Chris Ryerson

We had a great Dragonfly Walk at Jonathan’s Woods this morning led by Chris Ryerson.
Participants got to observe dragonflies and damselflies at close range and Chris gave us great insight into the lifecycles of these interesting carnivores. Thank you to our walk leaders and attendees.

POWWW‘s next free nature program is the Edible Mushroom Walk in August – https://www.facebook.com/events/2165155403552884/

 

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POWWW’s 2019 Spring Wildflower Walk

POWWW‘s Annual Wildflower Walk was well attended yesterday with 23 attendees. We saw a good number of native plants and also observed migrant birds moving through Jonathan’s Woods.
 
Our next event is the Spring Birding Hike and Big Sit coming up next weekend at Jonathan’s Woods. Details here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1800868676707341/
For more details on free local nature events in the Denville/Rockaway area contact info@powww.org

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Stream in Winter

Jonathan’s Woods, Denville NJ
Water level has remained high for a while now. During dry spells this stream doesn’t show much surface water.
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Late Day Light Through Pines

Late Day Light Through Pines


Jonathan’s Woods, Morris County NJ


A December’s day draws to an end near the former Cathedral Pines area.

In-camera HDR taken with the Sigma 17-50mm OS F/2.8 lens + Canon SL2 200D DSLR.

POWWW 2018 Annual General Meeting and Hike

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Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s POWWW Annual General Meeting & Hike.  We started out at the Cedar Lake Clubhouse in Denville and reviewed trail updates, noteworthy donations, and other organizational news over coffee and bagels.  We then hit the trails for a nice loop to the scenic Hog Pen and enjoyed some fall foliage along the way.

The next Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods scheduled events are:

Jonathan’s Woods Trail Work Party

Sunday November 18th at 8:30AM

Meet at the Old Beach Glen Parking Lot as we re-route the birders loop in conjunction with the Morris County Park Commission.  Volunteers will help clear the trail of branches and trim invasive plants.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2257480647818019/

#GivingTuesday

Tuesday November 27th 8AM

Every year on Giving Tuesday, people come together on Facebook to support causes they care about. This year, Facebook and PayPal will be matching up to $7 million in donations.  Fund matching begins precisely at 8AM EST and ends when matching funds are depleted.  Expect on funds matching depleted before 10AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1959613764098041/

About Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods

POWWW is a registered Denville 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which focuses on open space conservation and environmental education. Since 1989 POWWW has partnered with local municipalities to preserve 650 acres of permanent open space for passive recreation.  All board members serve are unpaid volunteers with a passion for the environment.

For more information on Protect Our Wetlands Water Woods:

http://facebook.com/protectourwetlandswaterwoods

http://powww.org

email – info@powww.org

Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods September 2018 Hawk Watch Hike

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this morning’s Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods (POWWW) September Hawk Watch Hike and nice to see other friends and volunteers out this morning Wildcat Ridge WMA Hawk Watch!

All photos taken with the Tamron USA 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD All-In-One Lens.

 

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We travelled approximately 6 miles round trip and began our trip on the Orange Trail on Old Beach Glen Road on Rockaway.  We followed the Orange Trail for a nice riparian walk parallel to the Beaver Brook before making a waterway crossing via the Eagle Scout Bridge.  We then walked across Meridan Road to pick up the Blue Trail within Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

We ascended the Blue Trail and turned onto the Red/Blue Blaze before finally connecting to the White Trail (Four Birds Trail) and heading to our destination at the Wildcat Ridge WMA Hawk Watch.

Wildlife sightings included: Northern Cricket Frog, Pickerel Frog, Pileated Woodpecker (2), Sharp-shinned Hawk, Black Bear!, Five-lined Skinks

About POWWW:

Protect Our Wetlands Water and Woods’ Mission is to protect wetlands, woodlands and potable water supplies throughout the Beaver Brook watershed in Denville, Rockaway and Boonton Townships. POWWW identifies and supports land acquisition and provides site stewardship and public education programs. POWWW is a charitable 501(c)(3) Denville-based non-profit open space organization.  Founded in 1987, POWWW has partnered with local municipalities to preserve 650 acres of permanent open space for passive recreation.

Find POWWW on the web:

https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurWetlandsWaterWoods/

http://powww.org

For more information, upcoming events, or donations please email us at:

info@powww.org