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Friday, December 14, 2018

Wildlife

bobcat

Opinion: Protecting wildlife sustains us all

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Visit the Pine Barrens in summer and hear a chorus of Pine Barrens tree frogs, watch northern pine snakes [go to article]

The insect apocalypse is here

BROOKE JARVIS / NY TIMES - Sune Boye Riis was on a bike ride with his youngest son, enjoying the sun slanting over the fields and woodlands [go to article]
Ridley's sea turtle

Frozen sea turtle washes up on Long Beach Island

AVALON ZAPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - A frozen sea turtle washed up on Long Beach Island earlier this month as temperatures dipped during a cold snap [go to article]
Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Earth’s wildlife is disappearing, report shows. It’s happening in N.J. as well.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN - The world's wildlife is dying off. That's the main takeaway from a new report released earlier this week [go to article]
black bear

COURT RULES AGAINST BID TO OPEN STATE LANDS TO BLACK BEAR HUNT

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A state appeals court has denied a bid by three sporting groups to open state lands to next month’s scheduled black bear hunt [go to article]
Ridley's sea turtle

Turtles washing up ‘cold-stunned’ at Jersey Shore as wintry weather arrives

CBS - Turtles are washing ashore along the East Coast according to officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey [go to article]
Shad

American shad return to New Jersey river after 173 years

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The last time the fish known as American shad was seen in the Millstone River, James Polk was president [go to article]
monarch butterflies, new jersey wildlife

Cape May monarch numbers solid this year, but lower than 2017

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - This year was good, but not great, for monarch butterflies migrating through Cape May [go to article]
nj environment news, bald eagle

Early bird eagles working on nests

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Some bald eagles are getting a jump on the nesting season, according to biologist Larissa Smith [go to article]
black bear

Bear hunt ends with protest, calls for a ban

HANNAN ADELY / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey hunters killed 139 bears on private land during the six-day hunt that ended Saturday amid protests from animal activists [go to article]

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