Summertime Nature in New Jersey: Sourland Mountain Preserve.
I went for a walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Lots of images of Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies and Dragonflies. Not that many wildflowers that butterflies are interested in at this time. I did see one Monarch butterfly, but it never stopped long enough to take an image. Same thing with a black swallowtail butterfly. I did see one Robber-fly, but it didn’t have a meal yet…
Rabbit Eating Clover in the Rain. My first day of Retirement. I’ve been working for Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey; Boulder, Colorado; and West Point, Pennsylvania for the last 27 years. I can now spend more time with my new passion of photography and travel. I took a series of images of this rabbit in the rain. I was sitting in my car in my driveway while listening to “The Race” on SiriusXM. Now that I am not commuting 3+ hours a day I can photograph the local wildlife while listening to books on satellite radio.
Red-Tailed Hawk Looking for Dinner. I was wondering why the rabbits and squirrels were being scarce this afternoon. The song birds were making a lot of noise, more than usual late in the afternoon. Then I saw this Red-tailed Hawk keeping watch above the backyard. I grabbed the first camera & telephoto lens I could find to capture it both watching the yard, then as it started a dive. It went behind some trees, so I didn’t see if it caught dinner.