Pine Barrens Flora

This third and last post on the Pine Barrens shows what a lot of the area looks like inland and a few of the plants.

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.

Hudson and Jersey City

While on the photoshoot of the moon I photographed some other things while we were at Paulus Hook in New Jersey.

I learned a little about the Morris Canal Morris Canal – Wikipedia

Greenbrook in November

A little private nature sanctuary in Tenafly, New Jersey. It is on the Palisades with a view of the Hudson River towards New York City.


Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary small private place on the Palisades in New Jersey that we can get access to with a key because we are members. I added a circle created using polar coordinates in Photoshop to the picture of the falls.

Monmouth Shore

After our visit to Chessequake State Park I decided to eat dinner at the Drifthouse in a fancy resort by Seabright. The meal was lovely. However, they stuck us in an empty corner as if we were unsuitable clientele.

After dinner we made a short stop at Seven Presidents Park. I noticed an an area set aside for tern nesting. The wavy, wispy clouds were like spin sugar and as the sunset approached the highlights on the ocean picked up a blue and violet tints.