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.