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Thursday, June 24, 2021


new jersey environment, delaware river

N.J. finds PFNAs, ‘chemicals of emerging concern,’ in some recreational fishing waters

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has tested for man-made “chemicals of emerging concern” [go to article]
Bog turtle

Meet New Jersey’s official reptile, the bog turtle

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - In 1974, reptile researcher Robert Zappalorti captured a female bog turtle in a Sussex County swamp [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]
monarch butterflies, new jersey wildlife

Monarch butterfly migration was off this year and researchers are worried

JOE TREZZA / WASHINGTON POST - Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America’s most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering [go to article]
New Jersey Meadowlands

From dumps to doves, how cleanup efforts transformed the Meadowlands into a bird sanctuary

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Chris Takacs was convinced the Meadowlands had begun to recover from a century of environmental abuse when he spotted [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]

$5M in federal funding will help restore Delaware River Basin

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - It’s Jersey’s other coastline: the Delaware River. It runs along New Jersey’s entire western border, draining a watershed [go to article/video]
Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Red knot population down in wintering grounds

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The population of threatened red knots declined substantially at the birds' wintering grounds in Chile [go to article]
new jersey environment news, open space preservation

Grants will preserve 230 acres in Hunterdon County

NJ.COM / HUNTERDON COUNTY - The Hunterdon County Freeholders, at their April 3 meeting, approved the preservation of 230 acres of open space in four communities [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]

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