Archive for ‘Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center’

November 18, 2010


Painted turtles!

I do not have the patience for wildlife photography. But when a critter doesn’t move when I run up to it, and continues to hold still while I turn my camera on and set the exposure… of course I’ll photograph it!

..or photograph THEM, in the case of these painted turtles!

I know they’re painted turtles ‘cos a nearby sign had an identifying picture of the reptiles. Also according to the sign, they’re often seen basking in the sun on one of the wildlife rafts. (just as we can see here.)

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November 11, 2010

Hut-sut rawlson on the rillerah and a brawla brawla soo-it

The brawla is the boy and girl; the hut-sut is their dream

Lenni Lenape thatched hut in the Great Swamp Outdoor Education center. I’m sure it’s not original, but it’s probably a lot of fun for school groups to camp out around.

The Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center is kind of separate from the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, by the way. I mean, they’re pretty much part of the same tract of land, but… I guess one’s in Morris County and the main bit is in Somerset County. I guess?

Well, no, actually, I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but the Outdoor Education Center is a lot easier for me to get to.

P.S. The title references “The Hut-Sut Song”; check it out on YouTube.

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