Omick Woods in Winter

Omick Woods is located on Rock Town Road in East Amwell, NJ.

Link to NJ Trails maps and description

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I really enjoy hiking in the late winter/early spring.  There is still the quiet and stillness of winter, but there are little hints of spring’s promise popping up.

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Spring Beauties, Claytonia virginica, working its way out of the blanket of leaves.

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Red maple, Acer rubrum, buds bursting at the seams.

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Tulip poplar, Lirodendron tulipifera, seeds ready for flight.

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Fruit of Shagbark Hickory, Carya Ovata, open and bare.

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Death.  Perhaps a leg bone of white tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus?

 

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