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Bobwhite quail

Bobwhite quail set for bigger return to New Jersey

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s looking like the northern bobwhite quail may get another chance to come back in New Jersey [go to article]
Peregrine Falcon

What Trump administration’s changes to Endangered Species Act could mean for New Jersey

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The federal Endangered Species Act has helped foster the return of peregrine falcons, bald eagles and osprey to New Jersey [go to article]
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A rare two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey

JOHN RAWLINS / 6 ABC PHILLY - A young timber rattlesnake found in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey is a rarity [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

The dangerous spotted lanternfly has now spread to 7 N.J. counties. ‘If you see...

LEN MELISURGO / NJ.COM - Remember those exotic-looking insects that some agriculture officials feared would hitch a ride on Christmas trees [go to article]
seagull

Flying assassins are called in to combat aggressive gulls

NICK CORASANITI / NY TIMES - They are deft predators of the French fried potato, able to pluck a fresh wedge in the milliseconds it takes a single fry [go to article]
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Warming waters could cause one whale of a problem for New Jersey, says Rutgers...

TAPINTO.NET - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500% [go to article]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Wetland Institute protects, studies diamondback terrapins

MICHELE S. BYERS / N.J. CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - On a mid-July day, a diamondback terrapin tried to cross busy 2nd Avenue in downtown Stone Harbor [go to article]
fox

In this Jersey Shore town, residents fight to preserve foxes and birds

CARLY WANNA / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Brigantine’s North End is an environmental treasure – and a wildlife battleground [go to article]
Piping plover chick

Piping plover chicks, but not adults, doing well in New Jersey

RICK MELLERUP / THE SANDPAPER.NET - A photo essay in the June 26 edition of The SandPaper showed a trio of healthy 12-day-old piping plover chicks in Barnegat Light [go to article]
piping plover

Editorial: Nothing natural about destruction of NJ beach nesting birds

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The residents and officials of Stone Harbor are the latest shore community to grapple with conflicting feelings about wildlife [go to article]

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