MVCC History

I took these pictures on my many walks exploring around my home in Middle Valley, New Jersey. There is such an abundance of creatures and plants that live with us, but we sometimes donít notice them. I hope this books helps you enjoy our neighboring wildlife.

Alison Goessling

This softcover book is beautifully laid out and printed on glossy stock measuring 9" x 7". To purchase a copy please use this BookBaby.com link or search on the Amazon.com website. Below are a few sample pages. Mouse Over image to enlarge.

Mourning doves page from bookHummingbird page from book Junco page from bookSkipper butterfly page from book

Images used with permission of author. © 2016 Alison Goessling

Included are photos of the following:

Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (Colaptes auratus) and Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Slate-colored Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)
Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Pink Azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Hyssop Skullcap (Scutellaria integrifolia)
Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene Carolina)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria Cybele) on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)
Mottled Dusky Wing (Ernes martialis) on Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare)
Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa)
Pileated Woodpeckers (Hylatomus pileatus)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Nodding Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Halysidota tessellaris)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Tiny Mushrooms
Juvenile Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) on Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) in American Sycamore tree (Platanus occidentalis)
Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)

photo of Alison Goessling by Beth Fowler