3/25/16 Volume XLIX, No. 11
Have you spotted a bald eagle lately? Seen a bobcat at the edge of the woods? Caught a glimpse of a peregrine falcon, bog turtle, corn snake, blue-spotted salamander or southern gray tree frog?
If you’ve seen these or dozens of other rare and endangered animals, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program wants to know.
With warmer weather arriving and people spending more time outdoors, the state is asking . . .
3/17/16 Volume XLIX, No. 10
If the Garden State were to gather together its official plants and animals, what an incredible assemblage it would be!
Eastern goldfinches flitting in the branches of a red oak tree, violets growing beneath and honeybees buzzing about. Blueberry bushes laden with ripe fruit, horses galloping in fields, and brook trout swimming in a freshwater stream. Nearby in the ocean, knobbed whelks.
The black swallowtail butterfly is a welcome a new addition.
Thanks to recent . . .
3/11/16 Volume XLIX, No. 9
Stanley Bielen grew up in the 1960s and early ‘70s in the Tremley Point neighborhood of Linden.
It was, in his words, a “wasteland” of refineries, tank yards, chemical plants and swamps. Yet, it was also his home, his playground - the only place he knew. He developed a lasting love of swamps.
Now a Hunterdon County resident, Stan recently wrote an essay that eloquently captures a sense of place and time, while expressing optimism for the future. Here are . . .
3/4/16 Volume XLIX, No. 8
Who’s afraid of the great outdoors?
Quite a few folks, it turns out. According to Juan Martinez of the Children & Nature Network, urban dwellers, minorities and members of the millennial generation are among those who may find nature intimidating.
“Often times, the outdoors is perceived as something you have to have knowledge and experience to access,” Juan explains.
If people aren’t aware of parks and nature preserves near them, or . . .