Birds, Animals, Insects New Jersey

Yellow Garden Spider  Black and Yellow Garden Spider  Argiope aurantia  are not aggressive. They might bite if grabbed, but other than for defense they do not attack large animals.

 

Eastern Box Turtle  A omnivorous turtle that lives in open woods streams and ponds. It can live upwards of 80 years. One of only two box turtles that live in the U.S.

 

Frogs Prefers Millers

 

Broad-winged Katydid : Leaf Bug  Microcentrum rhombifolium  is in the Tettigonidae family. Katydids look like leaves and are related to crickets and grasshoppers .

 

Osprey and nest   Osprey are fish eating birds of prey is along coastlines, lakes, and rivers.

 

Mallard Duck

 

Canada Goose

 

Canada Goose and Goslings

 

Canada Geese over a salt marsh

 

Praying Mantis The praying mantis is a large insect that can be found in gardens and is a predatory species that is always on the prowl eating any insect that moves.

 

Racoon

 

Snake

 

Snapping Turtle and a friend. Look close.

 

Geese

 

Blue Heron is the largest heron in North America. They inhabit marshes, lakes, rivers, bays, beaches, mangroves, and other wetlands.

 

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly  Limenitis arthemis  is most often seen in woodlands and along streams and marsh land.

 

Butterfly on flower

 

American Goldfinch In winter males and females are colored in subtler brown

 

Walking Stick with missing leg.

 

Turkey Buzzard

 

Sandpipers

 

House Finch Native to the Southwest, they are recent arrivals in the East.

 

Cardinal

 

Blue Jay

 

 

Blue Bird Nest at Unexpected Wildlife Refuge

 

Bee on Bee Balm Flower

 

Blackbird

 

Cardinal

 

House Finch Native to the Southwest, they are recent arrivals in the East.

 

House Finch Native to the Southwest, they are recent arrivals in the East.

 

Gulls on posts

 

Fawn – White-tail Deer

 

White-Tail Deer at Bodine Field  in Wharton State Forest

 

Red-Tailed Hawk

 

Hawk in a pine tree

 

Chipmunk on a rotten log

 

Sparrow-on-Branch

 

Moth on a fingertip