Sunday (06-May-2018) — New Jersey

First Sunday in the Park — Springtime Wildflowers.

This month the First Sunday in the Park event was a walk in Cherry Hill Preserve with Sarah Roberts looking for Spring Wildflowers and other new spring growth in the woods. The first wildflowers we saw were field of small white and pink Spring Beauties. We then passed some Sensitive Ferns. Sarah showed us the May Apple plants and told us to look for the flower buds. I actually found one where the flower had opened. We were told that the May Apples are spread by Box Turtles. I used to find Box Turtles in my back yard. We then found some Jack in the Pulpit plants and flowers. We also saw some Dogwood trees with flowers, and small Violets. Lots of other trees. Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

Sarah Roberts Waiting to start the First Sunday in the Park Wildflower Walk in the Cherry Hill Preserve. . Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (David J Mathre)
Sarah Roberts Waiting to start the First Sunday in the Park Wildflower Walk in the Cherry Hill Preserve. . Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (David J Mathre)







End of Wildflower Walk. . Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)
End of Wildflower Walk. . Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (DAVID J MATHRE)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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