Archive for August 2022

Without enough horseshoe crabs, a threatened bird could go extinct

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director With their helmet-shaped shells and spiky tails, horseshoe crabs are “living fossils” that look much the same today as they did 450 million years ago. For countless millennia, horseshoe crabs living in the Delaware Bay have played a vital role in the life cycles of migrating shorebirds, which visit Bayshore…

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A Delaware River journey of nature and harmony

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director The mighty Delaware River flows for 330 miles, from its source in the Catskill Mountains of New York to its mouth in the Delaware Bay between New Jersey and Delaware. It provides drinking water for 13 million people, abundant scenic beauty, a corridor for trade and commerce, and habitat for…

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Hot temperatures, cooling trees

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Like many New Jersey summers in recent years, this one has been a scorcher. For five consecutive days in Newark in late July, temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit, setting new heatwave records for the city. Other cities throughout this state we’re in sizzled as well. In the midst of the…

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