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/

American Bullfrog at Kittatinny Valley State Park

American Bullfrog


Kittatinny Valley State Park, Sussex County NJ


Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park – https://www.visitnj.org/nj-national-state-parks/kittatinny-valley-state-park

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

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

Where In NJ Can I Hike During Coronavirus Pandemic?

Morning Walk at Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area

NJ WMAs remain open during the #coronavirus #pandemic

Google “NJ WMAs” to find your nearest open space.

Get out and relax your kind and stretch your legs. Please don’t congregate or litter.

spartanj #njstateparks #njdep #njhiking #sussexcountynj @newjerseystateparks

Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh

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Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh
 
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge NY/NJ
 
I liked the sky transition from clear to clouded with hues of blues and pinks on this January morning. My feet were planted in Pine Island (Orange County NY) and the view is towards Wanted (Sussex County NJ).
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Red-shouldered Hawk in Sussex County NJ

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Red-shouldered Hawk
 
Hamburg, New Jersey
 
This shot was taken recently at roadside along Route 94 and taken with my car window rolled down. I did a doubletake after driving passed a small patch of trees between 2 homes in Sussex County. Luckily I was able to turn my car around and get in position for a few shots of this Red-shouldered as it scanned for rodent prey.
 
 
Canon EOS SL2 + Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2