November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

Frelinghuysen Twp, NJ

A unique circular knot on a tree, overcast weather, and a wide angle lens were the main ingredients for this dreary-themed image.

Visit Gnome Hollow Preserve – http://www.ridgeandvalleyconservancy.org/gnomehollowpreserve

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at Delaware Water Gap

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Raccoon Ridge, Blairstown NJ
More info on the Tiger Swallowtail – https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/TigerSwallowtail.shtml

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/

View from Jenny Jump Mountain

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View from Jenny Jump Mountain
 
Warren County, New Jersey
 
I hope to revisit this vista when there is a little more cloud drama. A steep trail ascent up the mountain affords quite a view from this park.
 
Canon 10-18mm + Canon EOS M50