Nature walk at New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

Nature walk at Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary

Nature walk at New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

With the easy scenic trails and a diversity of wildlife habitats NJ Audubon in Bernardsville is a great place to stretch your legs. Please note that dogs are not permitted and visitor’s gate closes at 6PM.

Plan your visit to the Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary – https://njaudubon.org/centers/scherman-hoffman-wildlife-sanctuary/

Morning Rays on Sunrise Mountain Road

Morning Rays on Sunrise Mountain Road
Stokes State Forest, Sussex County, New Jersey


This photo was taken on a recent outing. I quickly jumped out of my car to seize the opportunity of morning sunlight piercing through clearing fog in the forest. The good photo opportunities are always fleeting.

Visit Stokes State Forest – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/stokes.html

Mule Bridge and Fog at Waterloo Village NJ

Mule Bridge and Fog
Waterloo Village, Byram, New Jersey


On a recent peaceful morning nature walk I was fortunate to capture a bit of fog burning off of the Musconetcong River. Surely this mule bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in Northern New Jersey.

FYI – the bridge is slated for replacement – https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/sussex/2019/04/08/waterloo-village-gets-3-million-state-historical-renovations/3375483002/

Online Program – Nature Photography in the Florida Everglades and Beyond

Join us Tuesday night for my online program of Nature Photography in the Florida Everglades and Beyond.


https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4318515


I’ll give pointers on best time of year to visit the region, great Everglades access points to observe wildlife, and info on how to get off the beaten trail in this hotbed of biodiversity.

Thank you to the Somerset County Library System for allowing me to talk about my passion of nature photography. If you have any questions or comments on photography programming email me at dave@daveblinder.com

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.

Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

Calling Wood Frogs at Jonathan’s Woods

March 2020
Morris County New Jersey

With recent temperatures peaking at 66 Fahrenheit, the Wood Frogs wasted no time in getting ready for their Spring rituals. This video was filmed in a small wetlands depression and not far from an expansive marsh.

View the behind the scenes footage – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/videos/661437451270066/

Visit Jonathan’s Woods – https://www.powww.org/

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Highlands Trail Overlook
 
Allamuchy Mountain State Park, New Jersey
 
I loved the elevated view of the Musconetcong River from this recent hike. It made my trek through the woods very much worth it. By standing behind the 2 foreground trees and utilizing a wideangle lens I was able to simulate a “frame within a frame” technique for the shot.
 
This was an approximate 3.5 mile round trip hike for me. I parked at the Sussex Branch Trailhead on Waterloo Road, then began ascending the White Trail which seemed to turn to a White/Orange blazed Trail before I made a left-hand turn onto the Teal blaze (Highlands Trail) to this overlook. I didn’t plan on it but wound up hiking the Red Trail back down to the Sussex Trail on my way back to the car.
 
It is always good to have a freshly charged cell phone with good service as well as a battery back-up charger for tackling a solo hike. I did re-charge my phone mid-hike and utilized the NJ state park map pdf to navigate my return.
 
 
Park at the Sussex Branch Trail – https://goo.gl/maps/LE5HkUJjbzNDuPbJ8