Adventure 2019: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (May 16)

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As “adventures” go, this one was pretty tame. We were in New Jersey, visiting my ailing mother-in-law (who passed away a few weeks later). Giving her a chance to rest, we drove just a few miles to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

On the trail
On the trail
Luna moth
Luna moth
Reflections of Green #1
Reflections of Green #1

The nice leafy green deciduous forest was easy on my eyes after twenty years of arid western woodlands. True to its name, it was quite swampy, and most of the trails were on boardwalks.

Reflections of Green #2
Reflections of Green #2
High Ground
High Ground

We saw snakes, frogs, turtles, birds, and flowers. A beautiful respite during a difficult time.

Penta-leaf
Penta-leaf
Forest Canopy
Forest Canopy

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