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Monday, October 15, 2018

Wildlife

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]
black bear

Banning bear hunting on New Jersey’s public lands may have little effect

PHIL GREGORY / WHYY - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s’ executive order that puts state-owned lands off limits for this year’s bear hunt got mixed reviews [go to article]
stalked woolgrass

Scientist finds rare plant last seen in New Jersey 100 years ago

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The last time a piece of stalked woolgrass was seen in New Jersey, women were protesting for the right to vote [go to article]
black bear

Bear hunt ban on state-owned land doesn’t stop N.J. from selling 11K permits

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - There could be just as many bear hunters in the woods as in 2017, and maybe more, even though state land this time is off-limits [go to article]
black bear

Gov. Phil Murphy just banned bear hunts in New Jersey. Sort of.

NICK CORASANITI / NY TIMES - In the wilds of the Garden State, where black bears roam in resurgent numbers, a political trap lies waiting [go to article]
Cownose Ray

Cownose rays invade the Jersey Shore

DAN RADEL / APP.COM - Migrating kite-shaped cownose rays are here in full force. The wing-tipped sea creatures with a big snout have been spotted by beachgoers [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Here’s how N.J.’s turtles fit in the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - What's a turtle worth, anyway? On the black market, a single turtle of the right species can pull in hundreds or even thousands of dollars [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

New tree-destroying bug found in New Jersey

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A colorful bug that is a major threat to fruit and hardwood trees has been discovered in New Jersey, state officials said Tuesday [go to article]
Osprey chick

Delaware estuary’s ospreys recover as fish contaminants decline, report says

JON HURDLE and CATALINA JARAMILLO / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Ospreys are becoming a more familiar sight in the Delaware Estuary, thanks to a decline [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]

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