Mariton: The Foggy Dew

October 18, 2018

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager.  Photos by Carole Mebus.

We started out in dense fog on the second Tuesday Walk. We were seeing lots of bird activity in the trees, but the fog hindered identification.  We did see Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and White-throated Sparrows.  Both of these species breed farther North and arrive in our area in October.  They will overwinter and then return North in March or April.

Many photos were taken of this male Box Turtle that was along the trail.

The fog and dew yielded many interesting sights.

A bejeweled New York Aster


Nature is amazing.  The spider web’s structure, the form of the dew drops, and the way it all comes together is just so amazing.  Nature is the ultimate artist.