There is a lake at Batsto Village in the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. There one can see all sorts of natural elements, like wildflowers and a pretty butterfly.
This star-like lavender flower (spotted knapweed – thanks to EG Wow) was also growing next to the lake. There is a nature center at the village, but we didn’t get a chance to visit.
This cattail is situated in a man-made pond created by 19th century businessman Joseph Wharton.
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15 thoughts on “Nature at Batsto Village”
Looks like a delightful shots. Cattails are so beautiful to me and great capture of the butterfly and the lavender flower does look like a star.
Beautiful nature photos!!
Beautiful photos of stunning nature at it’s best. Fabulous on a grey August morning (here in the UK).
It sounds like a wonderful place. Lovely photos, too. 🙂
Wonderful photos. I think the first one is my favorite.
Very nice shot of the butterfly, Leora! The flower looks like spotted knotweed. Great photos!
“spotted knotweed” – excellent! I love when I have a name to go with a “face.”
Looked it up – it’s spotted knapweed.
I think it is a female Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, but I am not an expert.
My camera is broken so I just smudged one of my mom’s photos of an old Bulgarian house.
Hubby still can’t find a job in engineering. It has been now more than a year since he finished college. A lot of experienced folks on the market makes it harder for the newbies.
I’m sorry to hear your husband is still having a hard time with getting a job. This is a difficult time (economically) to be starting out.
Thanks for the tag on the Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. Now I have something to look up…
Maybe a black swallowtail?
Looks very much like this black swallowtail.
My guess was going to be black swallowtail…Love an insect mystery…EG is great at wild flowers and other nature things..I have learned much….Nice to see you back at Nature Notes…I always enjoy your posts Leora….Michelle
I don’t always have something in nature to report… I got tired of photographing sparrows, for example. The cardinals that I see every few days are too fast for me.
What excellent captures of nature and her beauty.
Thanks for sharing the loveliness.