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Nature’s Focus: The Common Thread-waisted Wasp

The Common Thread-waisted Wasp clearing tunnel entrance. All Photo Credits: Thomas W. Gorman By Thomas W. Gorman There are so many times that I take things for granted while either working in our gardens, or while hiking or fishing. There are always a variety of … Continue Reading →


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Hunterdon Land Trust: A Virtual Walk in the Woods

Screenshot of http://www.hltcommunitymap.com/ New Hunterdon Land Trust Interactive Map Lets Everyone Share County’s Best Recreational Places The Hunterdon Land Trust’s interactive community map takes one of the world’s oldest forms of recreation – a walk in the woods – and adds a new twist. Developed … Continue Reading →


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Don’s Jersey Birding: Plan Now to Help the Monarch in 2015

As we speak the Monarch Butterfly is on its way to Mexico Photo Credit: Marie Longo By Don Torino As we speak, the Monarch Butterfly is enduring its perilous journey to its overwintering grounds in Mexico. The past summer saw Monarch butterfly numbers drop to … Continue Reading →


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Edison the Pot-bellied Pig Attended a Humane Society Rally for the Ban of Gestational Crates!

EWA Exec Robert Spiegel accompanied by Edison talks to a reporter about the deplorable conditions that so many NJ pigs live under. In the background, a representative of the Humane Society stands in a human sized gestational crate, made to simulate that of a pigs. … Continue Reading →


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Nature’s Focus: The Transverse Flower Fly

Transverse Flower Fly on Common Chicory. All Photo Credits: Thomas W. Gorman By Thomas W. Gorman With the seasonal wildflowers winding down I’ve noticed many pollinators are appearing to be scrambling to gather the much-needed nectar from any wildflowers that are left in the landscape. … Continue Reading →


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Meadowlands Nature Blog: Yellow-headed Blackbird in Carlstadt

Photo Credit: Meadowblog.net NJMC naturalist emeritus Don Smith reports seeing a Yellow-headed Blackbird in Carlstadt not far from the Hackensack River yesterday, so be on the lookout. (Thanks, Don!) Click here to continue reading this story. Share |


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Don’s Jersey Birding: Illegal Off-Road Vehicles Destroy Wildlife Habitats

Illegal off road vehicles are destroying wildlife habitat in New Jersey. All Photo Credits: Don Torino By Don Torino The preservation and protection of open space and wildlife habitat have always been dear to the citizens of New Jersey. Despite our deep concerns we still … Continue Reading →


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Edison Wetlands Association Explores NJ’s Hardwood Forest

Sunlight steaming through the Hardwood forest. All Photo Credits: Kristen Poisler By Kristen Poisler This past Saturday was a beautiful day to explore the Hardwood Forest located in Northern Central NJ. The floor was covered in all kinds of leaves while the trees still held … Continue Reading →


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WNJ Photo of the Week: Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Photo Credit: Denise Pelley This week’s WNJ Photo of the Week is of an Ruby Throated Humming Bird sent in by Denise Pelley and was taken at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. If you have any wildlife photos you’d like to have as WNJ … Continue Reading →


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Nature’s Focus: Autumn in New Jersey

Perch Cove At Forsythe in Brigantine All Photo Credits: Thomas W. Gorman This time of the year is personally one of my favorite times to be outdoors because the transition of colors from summer into autumn is really quite beautiful. Throughout New Jersey you really … Continue Reading →