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!
 
 

Cedar Creek at Double Trouble State Park

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Cedar Creek
Double Trouble State Park, Ocean County NJ
I consider Double Trouble “the gateway drug to the Pinelands”. The park is very close to the Garden State Parkway (exit 77) and the trails are very visitor friendly. The diversity of wildlife, plants, and scenery is quite remarkable at this gem of a natural area.
Tamron SP 15-30mm + Canon 5Dsr

Sparkling Jewelwing damselfly in New Jersey

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Sparkling Jewelwing
 
Dover Forge, Lacey NJ
 
More info on the Sparkling Jewelwing – https://njodes.org/Pages/SpeciesAccount.aspx?id=12