4/20/17 Volume XLVII, No. 16
If you were a frog or salamander, where would you lay your eggs? In a pond filled with fish that feast on eggs and larvae, or a pond without fish?
If amphibians had the ability to choose, undoubtedly they would pick fish-free ponds where the odds of their offspring surviving are better.
It seems as though they’ve made the choice. Several species of frogs and salamanders breed exclusively in fishless ponds - known as vernal pools, intermittent ponds, ephemeral ponds or . . .
4/13/17 Volume XLVII, No. 15
It’s a gorgeous day, you’ve arrived at your favorite park and are looking forward to a hike, some bird-watching, photography and soaking in the sights and sounds of nature. You’ve gone a short distance when you come across – yikes! - a pile of construction debris, an old refrigerator, bags of trash and other junk.
This scene is encountered by New Jersey outdoor lovers all too often. But it’s one that the state is working to combat through a beefed-up . . .
4/6/17 Volume XLVII, No. 14
For most of the past 50 years, New Jersey led the nation in preserving land and protecting clean water, clean air and wildlife.
Decade after decade, New Jersey voters came out strongly in favor of land preservation and environmental protections.
These critical issues are not partisan. Party politics have nothing to do with our need for clean water, clean air, parks, wildlife preserves, and farms for a fresh food supply.
Although New Jersey has often gone above and . . .