South Florida Nature Area Links

Thanks to everyone who tuned into my Everglades and Beyond Nature Photography livestream via Somerset County Library System.

Here are related links if you’d like to plan your own trip to some outstanding nature areas to explore in and around the Florida Everglades.

Everglades National Park Website

Google Maps Link to Everglades National Park

Robert Is Here Fruit Stand

Google Maps Link to Flamingo Campground

Big Cypress National Preserve Website

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Green Cay Nature Center

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
 

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

Morel Mushroom at Wharton State Forest NJ

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Morel
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
 
 

Solomon’s Seal at Buckhorn Creek WMA NJ

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Solomon’s Seal and Skunk Cabbage
 
Buckhorn Creek Wildlife Management Area, Warren County NJ
 
More info on Solomon’s Seal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonatum
 

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

Ashokan Reservoir Reflections

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Ashokan Reservoir Reflections
 
Catskill Park, Ulster County NY
 
Ashokan Reservoir is a massive body of water, now encompassing several condemned hamlets. This area provides drinking water to NYC and the new rail trail provides outdoor activities to many visitors from NJ and NY.
 

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Pine Trees and Parking Area at Jonathan’s Woods
 
Morris County New Jersey
 
Old Beach Glen Road in the foreground, Beaver Brook snaking through the midground, Christ Church on Green Pond Road beyond. This is our primary parking area for Jonathan’s Woods.
Learn more about Jonathan’s Woods – http://powww.org
 
Phantom 3 Professional Drone
FAA Part 107 Exempt Certified Unmanned Aircraft Pilot

Tripod Rock

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Tripod Rock
 
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County, New Jersey
 
Tripod Rock is the most often photographed feature of this park and a formation which I rarely photograph. It is my opinion that creating dynamic nature images of rock formations is quite challenging.
 
Learn more about Tripod Rock – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripod_Rock

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/