MOUNTAIN LAKES – Mountain Lakes resident and team captain Clifford Miles helped The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s birding team, The Highlands Hawks, spot 133 species of birds and raise $14,000 for the Conservancy in a 24-hour period as part of the World Series of Birding’s “Big Day” on Saturday, May 10.
A landscaper found the first signs of the destructive pest last week. He was checking the health of ash trees at a strip shopping center in Bridgewater, Somerset County, when he spotted the telltale damage. He alerted state officials, who shared specimens with a federal lab, which confirmed everyone’s suspicions: The emerald ash borer had come to New Jersey.
Eastern Tailed-blue Butterfly female All Photo Credits: Thomas W. Gorman By Thomas W. Gorman Now that we are fully into spring time and wildlife of all kinds abounds around us, it is a guarantee that when one goes outdoors…
NEWARK — The leader of an international crime ring that traded in prized rhinoceros horns was sentenced to nearly six years in prison today, one of the harshest punishments yet for a wildlife smuggling case in the U.S, Newark federal prosecutors said.
Zhifei Li, 30, was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison for his role in a criminal enterprise that smuggled about $4.5 million in rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks from the U.S. to his native China.
Wild animals are part of the patrimony of the countries in which they are natural inhabitants. Nobody has the right to snatch those natural resources to be theirs alone. Nobody has the moral right to try making those animals into something that they are not and never will be. Many see this as a form of enslavement of our fellow travelers on earth.
ELIZABETH — High above this city’s downtown there’s been a baby boom.
A pair of peregrine falcons that have made their home on the roof of the Union County Courthouse have had three more offspring. The chicks are fluffy with big black eyes. But don’t try to go near for a peek at the young’uns because the parents just aren’t up to having visitors.
Osprey returned to the Overpeck by nesting high on a communications tower. Photo Credit: Mike Malzone By Don Torino The sun is rising over Degraw Avenue, and as always traffic begins to build as commuters skirmish to get onto the…
Sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society, the WSB is a 24-hour ornithological treasure hunt that finds dozens of birding teams combing the state to spot as many different species as possible and competing for prizes in myriad birding categories. On the second Saturday in May, birders from around the country set out with binoculars and high-powered scopes to spot species from High Point to Cape May. Final tallies are reported at midnight. Top teams typically spot 150-200 species.