From Fundatia Conservation CARPATHIA in Romania, a year of wild animals captured on a trail cam in the Făgăraș Mountains. Spoiler: there are bison. Also, the raccoon-like animal with a striped tail is probably a European wildcat.
Flash Flooding at Petra
Heavy rains in Jordan near the famous Nabataean city of Petra caused flooding and resulted in the evacuation of tourists from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Week in Southern Maine
The View, with clouds, from Mount Agamenticus
Featured image: Ogunquit Beach from the Marginal Way.
Driving Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
First time visiting the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. While the refuge extends over 50 miles along the Jersey Shore, the eight-mile Wildlife Drive loops around just a small portion of it.
Brief Stop at Voorhees State Park, New Jersey
Voorhees is in the northernmost part of Hunterdon County and is one of the smaller state parks. It was a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the 1930s.
Night Hike at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
I’m falling behind, so here are some photos from a nighttime hike along the Rainbow Vista trail to the Fire Canyon overlook in Valley of Fire State Park.
Just Another Pine Barrens Pond
Pennington Loop and Baldwin Lake
From a walk back in November. Baldwin Lake is a New Jersey State Wildlife Management Area created by damming Baldwin Brook, a tributary of the Stony Brook. Part of the Pennington Loop trail parallels the Stony Brook.
Featured image: Euonymus alatus (Burning Bush), an introduced/invasive species.
Moving upstream from the Jacob’s Creek Preserve is the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve. Hillier, and closer to the creek’s headwaters, the Woomonsa also has longer (like, 2-3 miles vs. 1-2 miles) trails.
Jacob’s Creek Trail
This is a short hike mostly along the floodplain of Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, managed by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. It was just damp and leaf-covered today, but the creek can flow powerfully through here after a rainstorm.