Pine Barrens Fauna

In addition to butterflies we saw other insects and amphibians. I was pleased to be able to identify the Red Velvet and Ant which is actually in the wasp family.

Pine Barrens Lepidoptera

On Sunday, April 24, we covered a lot of southern New Jersey, from Atlantic to Cape May Counties, with Rick Ceck (author of Butterflies of the East Coast) and some members of the Linnaean Society of NY. I tried my best to identify these. Any corrections are welcome.

Two more posts to follow about the Pine Barrens trip.

Chickadee

I edited this image while Photoshop continues to freeze. I changed the video card driver again as per Adobe’s instructions. Their latest “fix” didn’t work. I continue to test it… This has been going on since January.

Ward Pound Ridge and Keeler Tavern

On this cold a windy Easter Sunday we went for a drive to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Westchester, New York. It was so cold we ate our picnic in the car. On the way back I chose a scenic route through Connecticut. we stopped at the Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield, CT. The entry fees to the museum where too much. I had a brief look at their lovely grounds.

Cherries in Central Park

I never seem to tire of cherry trees in bloom. Some photographed on the SPNYC photo shoot.

Cherries at NYBG

Spring is early. The magnolias are finished but the cherries were not. Sunday at the New York Botanical Garden in, Bronx, New York, April 10, 2022.

After visiting the garden we ate Italian food at a restaurant on Arthur Avenue. I enjoy doing that after spending time outdoors and working up an appetite.

Strange NYBG

Now that it is Spring we will be going outdoors more. Here are a few edited photographs from our trip to the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx on Members Day Sunday, April 10, 2022.