Stewardship

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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New Jersey Audubon and Mars Wrigley Partner in Water and Wildlife Conservation

With assistance from New Jersey Audubon, Mars Wrigley  recently enrolled into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program to shape a better world by protecting water quality and improving wildlife habitat. The project will positively benefit the community by planting a pollinator meadow and buffer…...

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Stewardship and Community Engagement in Cape May

Cape May is a place with many titles, a community known for its pristine beaches, history, beautiful architecture, and diverse offerings of food and drink. To others, the Cape May air carries a special mystique, an excitement that becomes fully apparent during the spring and fall when hordes of birds…...

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What Makes New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife? Our Volunteers!

New Jersey Audubon owes so much to the great group of volunteers that donate their most valuable resource to help make New Jersey a better place for people and wildlife. Over the years, so many have given their time and energy towards stewarding the land, from planting native species, to…...

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Where the Wild Things Are: Seed Collections Jumpstart Reforestation at Cape May Point State Park

  By Brittany Dobrzynski, Stewardship Project Coordinator – South Conservation work continues along Seagrove Avenue at Cape May Point State Park, where New Jersey Audubon has been removing non-native invasive plants. After years of work, and more to come, the re-establishment of native plant communities is underway! Some of the…...

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A “Blueprint” for Recovery – Nest Boxes and the Eastern Bluebird

The brilliant blue of an Eastern Bluebird is a common sight in New Jersey, but that was not always the case. From the mid-1930s to the 1970s, Eastern Bluebird populations dwindled due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and the introduction of aggressive non-native birds, like the House Sparrow and European…...

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ENDANGERED GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FOUND IN A MANAGED SITE ON SPARTA MOUNTAIN!

On May 20, 2020 a rare Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) was found using a patch of young forest on Sparta Mountain where the mature trees had previously been harvested to create young forest habitat for the warbler and other wildlife. The rare warbler was discovered by NJ Division of Fish…...

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Restoration Efforts Continue at Cape May Point State Park

By Steven Garcia, Stewardship Technician New Jersey Audubon continues to restore and create habitat throughout New Jersey. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted new approaches and strict guidelines to ensure staff, partners, and the public are protected. These guidelines allow us to continue the important work of…...

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