By Jeff Sovelove
My hobbies are hiking, photography, and cooking.
The first two usually are compatible, and so it was on a beautiful day in Jockey Hollow last Saturday.
We saw a gorgeous pair of yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies on the trail.
As a finale I took a walk through the Wick House garden, which is planted just as it would have been in the late 1700s.
It has flowers, edible plants such as summer and winter squash, and herbs. These naturally attract a range of visitors and the bees were busy pollinating everything in sight.
I was lucky enough to see a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly also feeding on nectar.
On Sunday I decided to walk through the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge where I was greeted by a Great Crested Flycatcher, a very well camouflaged snapping turtle, box turtles, and numerous dragonflies.
You never know what you’ll see in the woods.
Slideshow photos by Jeff Sovelove