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.

Lake Arrowhead Dock in Fog

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Lake Arrowhead Dock in Fog

Denville, New Jersey

By using a wide angle interchangeable lens I was able to draw in the foreground greenery to add some embellishing to this image.  A good landscape image is all about carefully and knowingly layering the components.

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
 

Calico Pennant dragonfly

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Calico Pennant
 
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, Rockaway Township, NJ
 
Here’s a view of the male Calico Pennant. Compare it to the female coloration from my previous upload – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/photos/a.243841199122036/1294234057416073/

Calico Pennant

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Calico Pennant
 
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, Rockaway Twp NJ
 
I saw a small handful of these colorful dragonflies today at the local beaver pond.
 

Luna Moth @ Allamuchy Mountain

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Luna Moth
 
Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Stanhope NJ
 
This moth was hard to notice close to the understory of the forest floor.
 
More info on Luna Moths – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_moth

Blue Mountain Lake in Spring

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Blue Mountain Lake in Spring
 
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Sussex County NJ
 
Read about the non-natural origins of Blue Mountain Lakes – https://www.njskylands.com/parks-DEWA-blue-mountain-lakes

2019 POWWW Big Sit and Birding Festival

Thank you to everyone who attended POWWW‘s Big Sit and Birding Day last weekend at Jonathan’s Woods. We tallied over 25 humans and 60 birds throughout the day.
 
Click through the album to view images of a Black and White Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler (female), Blue-winged Warbler, Gray Catbird, and Indigo Bunting.
 
POWWW’s next free nature event will be the new Secrets Of The Forest Walk – https://www.facebook.com/events/809689942733966/

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Spring Reflections on Blue Mountain Lake

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Spring Reflections on Blue Mountain Lake
 
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey
 

Rockaway River

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Rockaway River
 
Parsippany, New Jersey
 
I accessed this area via the Edwards Tract off of Sagamore Road in Parsippany. This is a nice wooded wetlands parcel in which to look for wildlife.