Thomas W. Gorman
|Tom was born in New Jersey and served in the U.S. Air
Force from 1975-1979. He attended Plattsburgh State
University, NY and studied environmental science.
During his time living in the Adirondack Mountain
region of northern New York he was seasonal
outdoor writer for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican
newspaper. Tom & his wife live in Rockaway, NJ
and they have one son and daughter-in-law
and a granddaughter.In addition to his regular
employment Tom is a freelance nature & wildlife
photographer & writer. He is an active volunteer for the
NJ Div. of Fish & Wildlife’s Endangered & Non-game
species program and an official hawk watch counter at the
Wildcat Ridge WMA hawk watch. Tom enjoys outdoor
activities such as hiking,canoeing and fishing.
His other hobbies include gardening, woodwork and
painting landscapes and wildlife in oil or acrylic.
His nature articles and/or photographs have been published
in many magazines, newspapers and on various websites
for non-profits such as: NJ Audubon, Conserve Wildlife
Foundation of NJ and of course, the Wild New Jersey
web site, where he has been contributing
a weekly (Nature’s Focus) column
since January 2011.
Active web links to which photos/articles are available:
Flickr photo stream
Facebook ~ Nature’s Focus photography
Wild New Jersey / Nature’s Focus column
Facebook ~ Wildcat Ridge WMA hawk watch
Smithsonian National Zoo
|“I am very grateful to be able to do what I
love – enjoying the outdoors and photographing
the beauty of our New Jersey environments. Each day
is a new adventure to look around my world to
find something happy, new exciting, motivational or simply
relaxing in the local meadowlands, woodlands and riverfront.
I’ve had many joyful moments with my camera and enjoy
sharing them with Wild New Jersey readers through my articles.
My hope is to be an advocate for the places that make
New Jersey special and for the programs, groups and
organizations that work so diligently to preserve, improve
and communicate about our environment and the well-being
of the creatures that share it with us.”
If you would like to see more of her photographs, visit:
|Don Torino-President of Bergen County Audubon Society,
the local Chapter of National Audubon Society
Don Grew up in the Nj Meadowlands and still lives
there leading nature walks almost every weekend
throughout the year!
|Joe Sapia, born in 1956, is a lifelong Central Jersey
resident. He has been formally involved with local nature
and local history projects since the mid-1980s.
His main volunteer interest is the Pine Barrens around
Helmetta, where his family has lived more than
100 years. After a 34-year career as a newspaper
reporter, Sapia continues to write part-time, along
with teaching non-fiction writing. He writes a column
for Wild New Jersey on the Pine Barrens around Helmetta,
along with photographing and doing
folk art afield here.
Sapia can be reached at:
P.O. Box 275, Helmetta, NJ, 08828