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

Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity

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Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
Learn more about the snakes of New Jersey – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/snake_broch.pdf
 

Two birds stepped onto a sedge island…

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Two birds stepped onto a sedge island…
 
 
Eastern Willet and Herring Gull
Great Bay Boulevard WMA
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
 

Wood Turtle in Sussex County NJ

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Wood Turtle
Sussex County NJ
 
 
Report your endangered species sightings to NJ Fish and Wildlife – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/rprtform.htm

Strader Pond Preserve, Sussex County NJ

Nice place for a nature walk or to go birding.

Learn more about Strader Pond Preserve https://www.nj.gov/dep/njnlt/straderspond.htm

Common Nighthawk in New Jersey Pinelands

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Common Nighthawk
 
Brendan T Byrne State Forest, New Jersey
 
This bird moved from the forest floor to a tree while I was photographing butterflies elsewise I would never have noticed it!
 
 

Morel Mushroom at Wharton State Forest NJ

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Morel
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
 
 

Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area, Tuckerton NJ

A great area for photographing birds and landscapes. Go check it out!

http://wildlifeviewingareas.com/viewing-area/great-bay-boulevard-wildlife-management-area/

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Pileated Woodpecker at Buckhorn Creek WMA

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Pileated Woodpecker
 
Buckhorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, Warren County NJ
 
I got a few quick shots off from my car before this bird and his mate flew deeper into the woods.
 
Visit Buckhorn Creek – https://goo.gl/maps/7WWbwd8G5yqcTShr8
 

Great Blue Heron Above Marsh

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Great Blue Heron Above Marsh
 
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
 
Heron nesting season is upon us and the local GBH’s are very aloof.