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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wildlife

black bear

In search of New Jersey’s wild bears

JOHN MCPHEE / NEW YORKER - Fifty-five years ago, I built a house (that is, paid for the building of it) in the northwest corner of Princeton Township, in New Jersey [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

New Jersey prepares for possible invasion of tree-destroying bug, the spotted lanternfly

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A colorful bug that attacks as many as 70 tree and plant species has spread rapidly [go to article]
fox

Petition to stop state’s killing of red foxes on Jersey beach nears 80K signatures

CAITLYN STULPIN / NJ.COM - Residents of Brigantine speculated for years about the state's role in the dwindling numbers of their beloved unofficial mascots, the red fox [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Needs of birds, wants of drivers collide on unspoiled beach

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey's plan to protect threatened shorebirds by taking control of who can drive on a stretch of pristine beach [go to article]
fox

State says fox killing necessary to protect piping plover

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area [go to article]
bobcat

Barrier to bobcats: Conservancy groups purchase land to protect habitat

NEW JERSEY HERALD - The Ridge and Valley Conservancy has teamed up with the Nature Conservacy to purchase 84 acres of intact forest in Hardwick and Blairstown [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]
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]
Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Delaware Bay’s crabs contributing to dip in already threatened red knot population

IRINA ZHOROV / WHYY - Decades-long changes in the Delaware Bay region may be contributing to the declining numbers of a medium-sized  shorebird [go to article]
snowy owl

Snowy owl hotspot in N.J. at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

ELIZABETH FLETCHER / PHILLY.COM - The Snowy Owl sat silently in the marsh grass, its arctic white feathers fluffed up in the brisk winter wind, serenely observing us [go to article]

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