About This Site

Nature in the BurbsI 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.

Blog AwardsA 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. Sisterhood-of-the-World-Bloggers-Award


21 responses to “About This Site

  1. I’m pleased to see you promoting day-to-day nature in New Jersey (I grew up on Long Island). For the past half year I’ve had a blog portraying nature in and around Austin, Texas, where I’ve lived since 1976. I focus on native plants but for variety have included pictures of insects, spiders, birds, and mammals as they’ve come my way.

    Come have a look and compare my surroundings to yours:

  2. I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for keeping up such a wonderful site. http://tinyurl.com/7455xhs

  3. Pingback: Other People Blogs « Walking in Sonoma County…mostly

  4. I love being able to see nature in the city. Thanks for sharing what you see and for following my blog.

  5. You have a lovely blog; thanks for visiting mine and following. ~ Marsha

  6. I somehow never realized that you’ve included me in your blogroll! Thank you!!

  7. I really like your philosophy. 🙂

  8. Beautiful photos! Thanks for reminding us of the beauty that is all around us.

  9. Great blog! Nature’s beauty is all around us. Thanks for capturing and sharing whats around you.

  10. “Observing the nature right under our noses” is what helps me survive in my part of the world. Lovely introduction!

  11. I would just like to notify you that I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Info on how to respond to the award is below. Congrats!


  12. So glad I discovered your site. You are a kindred spirit, my friend. Nature is an inspiration when we take time to notice–and it can happen in the “burbs” as you point out so well 🙂

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