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)

Four-Years Ago (01-May-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey.

Dogwood Flowers. The flowers were so far up the tree that I had to use a big telephoto lens. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2500 sec).

Dogwood Flowers Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2500 sec). The flowers were so far up the tree that I had to use a big telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Dogwood Flowers Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2500 sec). The flowers were so far up the tree that I had to use a big telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (01-May-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

The water was still running heavy in the nearby Rock Brook. A tree had fallen into the stream and got caught by the bridge. The Dogwood trees were in bloom, and the Carpenter Bees were out looking to drill holes into the wood exterior of my house.  I’m not sure what type of tree or shrub it is where the leaves appear to be emerging from a pod. Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.