The Pine Barrens Underwing
(Catocala herodias gerhardi)

 An artist and naturalist who  chases the ephemeral: The effects of light on the natural form in the New Jersey  Pinelands.  

About

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Ann Marie is a nature photographer, naturalist, lecturer, and lepidopterist.  She resides in the pinelands village of Warren Grove and has been photographing the native flora and fauna of the New Jersey Pinelands for over 22 years. She was born on Long Beach Island, attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY and Stockton University in Galloway New Jersey for fine arts. Below is an excerpt from a brief biography:

  

"Ann-Marie has participated in both solo and group photography exhibits at colleges, cultural centers, and local museums, and has contributed her photographs to non-profit publications and events. She has been interviewed by area newspapers and magazines regarding her photography and as an event coordinator. She has given numerous presentations on nature photography and shares anecdotes as a lifelong New Jersey resident to convey the united advantages of artistic inspiration combined with research, study, and conservation of this state's natural heritage.

Lepidoptera- particularly Moths, is now the primary focus of Ann-Marie's photography and

 collaborative efforts. "

The Pinelands

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The Pinelands National Reserve is the United States first national reserve. In addition, the region is a UNESCO United States Biosphere Reserve and an International Biosphere Reserve. The Pinelands of New Jersey is a globally significant area for flora and fauna, while geographically, it is a forest of and by the sea. 


Offered here are photographic portraits of flora and fauna, landscapes, water reflections, atmospheric effects, and old structures that remain of the history of lives lived in the Pine Barrens-the name the locals gave the region.   This is an evolving collection with the New Jersey Pinelands as an endless source of artistic inspiration.

Events: Calendar and Booking Info

Ann-Marie is available to bring you  "Beauties of Lasting Value", a compelling presentation on Moths that can be adapted to your organization's focus and interest. Featuring color macro photography of the quality found in the gallery pages.


Moth events and planning: Contact Ann-Marie for a group exploration of our Nighttime Lepidoptera- Mothing Events in Good Company- Seasonal. Locations must be adjacent to a natural area and be able to provide near  dark conditions. NJ reg. business. Insured. 


Moth Night at Sassafras Hills Farm

08:00pm - 11:00 or later

184 Route 72W Barnegat, NJ 08005

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Moth Night at Sassafras Hills Farm

  Cancled due to weather. Check back in summer 2020


Join local moth-er Ann-Marie Woods of njpineways, outdoors for an evening of screens and powerful lamps set up to attract living moths right here at Sassafras Hill Farm on Thursday July 18th. Let’s see what the night will bring! Enjoy some of the beautiful and interesting species found in the New Jersey Pinelands. With over 1500 species currently found in NJ, you will have a good chance of seeing moths of many different sizes, shapes, and colors.
Moths are often the good guys! They’re important bioindicators of the overall health of their environment and have important ecological roles as pollinators, recycling nutrients, and providing food for birds and other wildlife.
We are a Certified Naturally Grown Farm which means that we are herbicide and pesticide free. Bring a lawn chair, a flashlight, and your camera to capture nature's unique beauty.
It’s mothing in good company.

Admission is free. Donations welcome but not required.  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSassafrasHillFarm/ 

Website: http://sassafrashillfarm.com/

08:00pm - 11:00 or later

184 Route 72W Barnegat, NJ 08005

08/10/2019

Moth Night at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

08:00pm - 11:00pm

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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08/10/2019

Moth Night at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

  

Join photographer and naturalist Ann-Marie Woods,  as she presents an introduction to the moths of the Pinelands, outer coastal plain and the New Jersey coastline at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. The program will begin with a photographic presentation in the interpretive center. Then participants will head outside in the park, where powerful lamps will be set up to draw moths from the dunes and maritime forest to screens set up to view and photograph the moths in their many shapes, colors and sizes.  Bring a lawn chair, camera and flashlight.

 For more information on the event, call the state park at 609-494-2016 

08:00pm - 11:00pm

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

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