Sunday, May 3, 2020

New Jersey Parks Open

New Jersey parks opened yesterday with great weather. There are restrictions. Keep your distance, wear face coverings. Parking is limited to half of capacity. If the park is full, come back later or try another. The playgrounds and organized sports areas, picnic areas, visitor centers, and bathrooms are closed. Everyone I passed (from six feet away) was following those guidelines and just enjoying being outside and walking in a park again. 
As Katrina Mayer says: "Time spent among trees is never wasted time."
There's always something to see, like this tufted titmouse.
Or white-breasted nuthatch.
Or an immature red-tailed hawk doing an Exorcist-style 180 degree head turn.
Rachel Carson once said: "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter." Rancocas Creek yesterday on the verge of a new season. 
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In the park with my quarantine curls and homemade mask. 

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