Franklin Parker preserve

Lone tree at Franklin Parker preserve

On November 4 I hiked the blue trail in Franklin Parker preserve. It was a great day to be in the Pinelands of NJ. I got lots of healing energy from mother nature. Please enjoy my photographs and leave comments.

Lone tree at Franklin Parker preserve
Clear Air
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I see clearly now
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The road less traveled
Mushrooms in the barrens
Looking up

NJ Conservation Foundation

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The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization. We rely on philanthropic support and grants from a variety of public and private organizations and individual donors.

Through acquisition and stewardship, we protect strategic lands and nature, advocate for sensible land use and climate policies, and forge partnerships through education and assistance programs, to achieve conservation goals and protect the health of New Jersey communities for generations to come.

Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has protected over 140,000 acres of natural areas and farmland in New Jersey – from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bay, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks.
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NJ Conservation Foundation

Franklin Parker Preserve Speedwell Entrance

Three dead Cedar Trees Photo
Franklin Parker Photo
Still here

SITE DESCRIPTION: The acquisition of the Franklin Parker Preserve in 2003 by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation was a momentous occasion in conservation. This 9400 acre preserve is a keystone piece of land, linking the expanses of Brendan Byrne, Wharton, and Penn State Forests and creating a more contiguous, and therefore more viable, Pinelands National Reserve. Franklin Parker Preserve offers access to a wide variety of Pine Barrens habitat by way of sand roads. Pitch-pine forests and cedar swamps are joined by blueberry fields, lakes, and pristine tributaries of the Wading River. The former cranberry bogs are currently being restored to a variety of native wetland habits. The preserve is home to an impressive array of rare flora and fauna, including numerous State threatened and endangered species, and even some nationally and globally rare species. This is also a great area for stargazing.