Archive for February 2022

Go native this spring!

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director Spring is just a few weeks away, and there’s a lot to look forward to– longer and warmer days, flowers blooming, the first green leaves emerging on trees, and the songs of returning birds. If you’re among those who can’t wait to get back to your yard or garden, you’re…

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The intersection of wildlife and climate change

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director New Jersey has always been a busy intersection – and not just where major highways cross! This state we’re in is also a major intersection for wild things! New Jersey is the northern tip of the geographic range for many “southern” species, and the southern tip for many “northern” species.…

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Celebrating Harriet Tubman, the ‘ultimate outdoorswoman’ for freedom

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Harriet Tubman is legendary for her intelligence, sense of justice and – above all – extreme courage in repeatedly risking her life to help some 70 people escape slavery. What else did it take for Tubman to lead her charges hundreds of miles to freedom in the 1850s while eluding…

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For the love of birds, join the backyard count!

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director In the two years since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, many people have taken solace in nature and developed a deeper appreciation for wildlife. One bright side to spending more time isolating at home has been the chance to observe more birds in our own backyards and neighborhoods.…

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