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George Myers Naturalist – 2021

Hello from CMBO! I, Will Kaselow, am taking this opportunity to introduce myself as the 2021 George Myers Naturalist and give an idea of how I see this position as well as how it has been going so far.  To recap my first month in Cape May is a difficult…...

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Cape May Springwatch: Late March / Early April update

A Short-eared Owl at the Cape May Springwatch on April 2. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed The weather has been less than ideal for bird migration in Cape May over the past few weeks. A generally cool and wet pattern has taken hold, and that has prevented any…...

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Meet our spring seasonals!

We’ve got some amazing seasonal employees to help us carry out CMBO’s mission of connecting people with nature while also keeping our finger on the pulse of migration. Let’s meet our current seasonals! Springwatch Technician – Julian Grudens Julian is a birder and field biologist hailing from the sunshine state,…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 11-22, 2021

A Snow Bunting at the Cape May Springwatch on March 16. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed Summary The period opened with southerly winds and another push of Canada Geese (1,181) and assorted early-season migrants on the 11th. Happily, the southerlies continued into the 12th, producing the season’s first…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 1-10, 2021

[An Ipswich Savannah Sparrow stops by the Cape May Springwatch. Photo © Tom Reed.] By Tom Reed Introduction Spring greetings from Cape May! The 2021 Cape May Springwatch season commenced Monday, March 1, and daily migration monitoring will continue at Cape May Point through the last day of May. We…...

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What is, and Why, Femelschlag

There is no such thing as a “Shade-Loving” plant, plain and simple. In elementary school we learned about photosynthesis. Remember photosynthesis? The essential process of how plants, (except holoparasitic or semiparasitic plants) make food by an endothermic (‘takes in heat’) chemical process that uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into…...

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Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative Published in Journal of Wildlife Management!

In the February 2021 edition of The Wildlife Society’s prestigious Journal of Wildlife Management, the first of several research papers associated with the Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative will be published. The Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative was initiated in 2014 by New Jersey Audubon and brought together project collaborators Pine Island…...

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