Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Jersey wildflowers

We went on a wildflower hike in Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ. Here's a lady's slipper orchid. (Photo credits: My wife.)

And here's a tulip poplar:

And we found a tiger swallowtail butterfly:

UPDATE: I should mention that our knowledgeable guide, George Petty, does other hikes through the Weis Ecology Center, and has a book Hiking the Jersey Highlands: Wilderness in Your Back Yard.

UPDATE 2: More here and here.

UPDATE: Scientific American has chosen to delete its "community" section, so some links above will not work.

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