---Hadas' Edible Plants---

  New Jersey


Sandy Hook and above, below & beyond




"I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best".

                                    John Pizzarelli



Office Christmas Party Aftermath, May 1 2011




Cape May, turn of the Year 2012-2013
Manhattan, Dec 28 2012
Beatrix Potter. The Picture Letters; The Morgan Library & Museum
NY Central Park Zoo: best eider collection ever ...
Spectacled Eider
Scaly-sided Merganser:  One of the rarest duck's there is. 
The NY Central Park maintains a captive a breeding program , we saw 8 of them there.   
Baer's Pochard: another rare duck 
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue: High Altar and Reredos
Christmas Day 2012 walk at Lord Stirling 
Boondocks Boardwalk
Pileated Woodpecker
First Post-Sandy trip to the (North) coast, Dec.23-2012 
Beaten by seasonal work, Santa takes a moment to (successfully) look for Dovekies: 
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
 (photo by Hadas Parag)
And she shall return from the sea: the Spawn of Sandy
Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk
Ex Waffle place at Manasquam Inlet
Bagworm Moth  (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) on arborvitae. 
We saw hundreds of those cocoon sacks on hedge at Pleasant Point Beach  
Congress Hall in Asbury Park
Congress Hall, detail (photo by Hadas Parag)
Tillie (replica of WB tribute), photo by Hadas Parag
Common Loon at Asbury Park
Hooded Merganser  at Asbury Park
Hurricane Sandy damage at Long Branch (Pullman Ave)
Bayonne, Dec22, 2012
Jersey there!
A study of Great Cormorants at the Bayonne Ocean Terminal

Great Swamp, Nov 11, 2012


Lake Mohawk, Sussex County - Oct.21, 2012


Garter Snake - Andover, Sussex Branch Trail - Oct. 21, 2012



Aaron the Heron, Mindowaskin Park - Westfield - Oct. 10, 2012



Cape May - Oct. 3 and 4, 2012


Cape May Point State Park (view from South Cape May Meadows)


Lark Sparrow at Cape May Point SP


Ghost Crab (Ocypode quadrata) - South Cape May Meadows)



Palm Warbler - South Cape May Meadows)


 American Redstart - South Cape May Meadows



Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) -  South Cape May Meadows


 South Cape May Meadows




 Great Egret - South Cape May Meadows







Eastern Phoebe - Cape May Point


Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) - Cape May Point


Fish Crow - Cape May Sunset Beach


Cape May Point


Libinia emarginata, the portly spider crab, common spider crab or nine-spined spider crab




    Lesser Black-backed Gull  (sub?-adult winter lumage - 3rd cycle?)

    Lesser Black-backed Gull (not a Yellow-legged ???, adult breeding)


Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Cape May Point

note the spider crab on the dorsal fin!




Brigantine - Oct. 2, 2012





Clapper Rail



American Bittern




Westfield market, Sept. 8, 2012




Island Beach State Park, April 8 (Easter Sunday) 2012



Barnegat Inlet


                Gull trouble: Great Black-backed Gull, (Smithsonian) Herring Gull, Laughing Gull



Fish Crow


Blister Beetle: Tricrania sanguinipennis



Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)


   Shadbush serviceberry  (Amelanchier candensis)


            Webb's Mill Bog  board walk in the Pine Barrens: Golden Club (Orontium aquaticum)



Branch Brook Park, Newark, April 1 2012






One of the frozen yoghurt stores in Westfield


Secaucus, Hackensack River, March 16, 2012







Spruce Run Reservoir, March 11, 2012



Iceland Gull (adult Kumlien form) - winter is not over yet,

also of note were 190 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (4 of which are on this photo)


Sandy Hook, January 29, 2012



Peregrine Falcon and the growing One World Trade Center (aka Freedom Tower).

The tower is at its 90th floor (with 14 more to go) and the bird has a green band on its left leg.


I am not an expert, but I think this a New Jersey Power Ranger. I did not know that these agile, yet diminutive creatures can take out the top-gull of our coast (Great Black-backed Gull, I  have some expertise on those). 




Barnegat Light, January 24, 2012




Harlequin Duck - most incredibly colored duck there is.  A  group of these ducks winters (up to 30-40) at the jetty of Barnegat Inlet for at least 20 years. Funny that this relatively small, man-made rocky intertidal area became such a favorite for them. All the better for us, as this area is most likely the best place to enjoy them close-up. 





The (sometimes) treacherous jetty, winter home to a lot of confiding rock birds.


Purple Sandpiper - another coastal rock lover


more of those over-colored drakes ... with modest, disinterested duck


Red  Knot: rare in winter along the NJ coast





Would you call this beast a Common Loon or rather a Great Northern Diver?


I took this picture of an up-ended lawn chair at last light in the salt marshes of

Manahawkin WMA near the (burned) Bridge-to-Nowhere.

Note the Short-eared Owl as well!




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