I like to take notice of the little slices of nature that thrive alongside the more than 10 million people who live in the Central New Jersey area. This blog began during a period of unemployment in 2011 at the suggestion of my instructors at a Rutgers mini-MBA class. My goal for the blog was to write about nature and wildlife in my local area, focusing on the places that interest me and wildlife that happened to cross my path.
Lately, photography seems to take precedence over writing. Outdoor photography is both enjoyable and stress relieving for me. I regularly post photos on my Flickr Photostream, but this blog provides an outlet to describe the story behind the photo. Carrying around heavy camera equipment doesn’t appeal to me, although I greatly admire the work of those who do. I use a small Canon Powershot that I can grab and go, or keep in my briefcase so it’s always available. Photographing nature also causes me to remember and give thanks to the Almighty God who created it all.
A big thank you to Next-Door Nature for nominating Nature in the Burbs for a Liebster Award and much gratitude to Jenny of Spokes and Petals for her nomination of Nature in the Burbs for The Versatile Blogger award.
We also appreciate The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface for the nomination of the Illuminating Blogger Award.
Thanks so much to Monica at QueenofWildCalifornia for the nomination of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.