Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Brimming with gorgeous photography and rich stories on the tales of nature within the Sourlands, this new book by beloved naturalist and photographer, Jim Amon, illustrates how much we have to learn from nature and all its inspiration. Each section- plants, animals, and principles- engages and encourages readers to observe the mystery and beauty of the natural world around them, with the potential to learn a fun fact or three! Whether you are an avid naturalist yourself or new to enjoying the beauty of the natural world, you'll find endless inspiration and enjoyment in Seeing the Sourlands. Presentation, Q&A, and opportunity to purchase the book (all sales benefit the Sourland Conservancy).
Tomorrow is Earth Day. Go do something to stop killing our mother earth.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb
One of my first thoughts, when I saw Frank's challenge, was, "I'll hike the Sourland Mountain Preserve to Devil's Half Acre". Bhavna offered to come with me. The parking in the area near the trailhead on Mountain View Road was filled with cars.
Devil's Half Acre is a large boulder field with talus caves which can be approached through the Sourland Mountain Preserve by taking the northernmost trail 3⁄4 of the way up and then heading about 1⁄2 mile to the north/northwest.
The warmer weather seduced local area residents and their dogs to enjoy the outdoors. We started up over the rocky terrain. I scrambled, took this shot and noticed that Bhavna was way behind me.
While on Hike and Hops at St. Michaels Farm Preserve a few weeks ago, we both injured our feet. It seems Bhavna didn't recover as quickly as I did. Her mind was willing, but her body was not able. We walked the shortest part of the trail returning to the car, just thirty minutes after starting. I got this shot and a few others.