Don’s Jersey Birding: Help is on the way for Kestrels in Bergen County

Don’s Jersey Birding: Help is on the way for Kestrels in Bergen County

By Don Torino

Patrick Carney, a high school student from River Dell Regional High School thought that the American Kestrel needed his help. “I’ve been very passionate about birds since I was in the fourth grade, and I thought that helping the Kestrels through a nest box program would be a wonderful opportunity, and of course, it’s also very important because Kestrels are a threatened species in NJ!”

Nature’s Focus: Nature’s Bandit

Nature’s Focus: Nature’s Bandit

By Thomas W. Gorman

Within the state of New Jersey there are nearly 90 species of mammals which call our woods, wetlands and even our backyards their home. From the smallest Shrew up to the Black Bear, many of these mammals can be seen at one time or another as they live in and around our environment. One mammal species in particular is one which is well known to all of us, and it is called the Raccoon. The Raccoon is also known as the Common Raccoon, North American Raccoon, or simply called the Coon.