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 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. 


07/18/2019

Moth Night at Sassafras Hills Farm

08:00pm - 11:00 or later

184 Route 72W Barnegat, NJ 08005

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07/18/2019

Moth Night at Sassafras Hills Farm

  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

07/19/2019

Moth Night Hosted by Save Barnegat Bay

8:30pm - 11:00pn or later

117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753

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07/19/2019

Moth Night Hosted by Save Barnegat Bay

Moth night is a unique event that is one of a kind FREE event! Join us as we explore the moths off the night at Browns Woods during National Moth month. The event will take place in our BRAND NEW Rivertime Classroom! Moths are important pollinators and a food source for our local wildlife. Bring your family to experience this magical event!      

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2157071197918423/ 

Website: https://www.savebarnegatbay.org/ 

8:30pm - 11:00pn or later

117 Haines Road Toms River, NJ 08753

07/20/2019

Mothing at Franklin Parker Preserve Hosted By Conservation Foundation of New Jersey

8:15pm - 11pm

1450 County Rd 532 Chatsworth, NJ 08019

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07/20/2019

Mothing at Franklin Parker Preserve Hosted By Conservation Foundation of New Jersey

 Come celebrate the wonderful diversity of moths during this fun nocturnal event!  Light stations will be set up to attract moths and other insects.  Be sure to bring plenty of water and to dress appropriately - long sleeves and pants will keep the insects off your skin.  To find out more about moths and about National Moth Week, which began in 2012, please visit http://nationalmothweek.org/

Sign up for this FREE event at https://www.njconservation.org/event/moth-night-at-franklin-parker-preserve/ or you may opt to become a member at a discounted rate just for attending! 

8:15pm - 11pm

1450 County Rd 532 Chatsworth, NJ 08019

07/26/2019

Moth Night Returns to Pinelands Brewery

8:00pm - 12:00am

Pinelands Brewing Company 140 7th Ave #15 Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087

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07/26/2019

Moth Night Returns to Pinelands Brewery

 Moth night is a great time to gather your piney friends and hang out after hours at Pinelands Brewing Co.  Led by Ann-Marie Woods, there will be a presentation and discussion of the moth's found in NJ's Pine Barrens follow by several hours of discovery.  As we attract the many different bugs that can be found here, you can explore and take pictures while sipping your favorite brews.  

8:00pm - 12:00am

Pinelands Brewing Company 140 7th Ave #15 Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087

07/27/2019

Forest Resource Education Center

8:30pm - 10:30pm

495 Don Connor Blvd Jackson, New Jersey 08527

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07/27/2019

Forest Resource Education Center

  

From a recent FREC Release: “Celebrate National Moth Week 2019!  We will have an evening to discover local Moths lead by local moth-er Ann-Marie Woods of www.njpineways.com Large lighted screens will be set up outside to attract a variety of dazzling moth species.  Program begins at 8:30p and continues for 2 hours, as it “only gets better” !  The viewing area is grassy on the edge of woods so dress accordingly.”

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

Website: https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/forest/visitfrec.html 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

495 Don Connor Blvd Jackson, New Jersey 08527

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