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Monday, June 18, 2018

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horseshoe crabs, delaware bay, new jesey wildlife

Horseshoe crabs are spawning. Why it’s important we watch (and count)

CHRIS FRANKLIN / NJ.COM - As the sun lowered itself below the Delaware Bay horizon on an unusually cool Monday night in June, a group of people, some dressed in colorful [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

“Barely enough” horseshoe crab eggs for arriving red knots

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In the first week of the red knot stopover on Delaware Bay, there were just enough horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]

3,000 birds and counting for ‘bluebird grandfather’

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJCF - Bluebirds have been a symbol of happiness for thousands of years and across many cultures. With their brilliant blue plumage and flash of red [go to article]
Horseshoe crab

The last days of the blue-blood harvest

SARAH ZHANG / THE ATLANTIC - Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in some form for more than 450 million years [go to article]
Bobwhite quail

Wild quail, nearly vanished in N.J., mount fragile comeback

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Wild northern bobwhite quail, once numerous in New Jersey, have been nearly wiped out over the decades, as their habitat [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

New Jersey’s migrating shorebirds shun sunken shellfish supports

LINDSEY KONKEL / HAKAI MAGAZINE - Each May, up to a million migrating shorebirds alight on the shore of Delaware Bay to fatten up on horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]
fox

Trapping foxes to save plovers sets off showdown at Jersey Shore

RICK ROJAS / NY TIMES - Red foxes can be found all over New Jersey, wandering out of the woods and poking though garbage at dusk in search of a meal [go to article]
piping plover

Editorial: Protecting piping plovers helps keep NJ natural, wildlife diverse

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The choice between foxes and plovers in North Brigantine is a difficult one to make from the heart [go to article]
black bear

Spring has finally arrived in New Jersey, and with it come hungry black bears

GENE MYERS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Spring has finally arrived, and with it has come the return of black bears. Should you be concerned? [go to article]
Longhorn tick

New Jersey is dealing with a tick species that is new to America

BRUCE Y. LEE / FORBES - Looks like a bunch of New Jersey residents survived the winter. But that is not really good news [go to article]

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