Stewardship

No Till November

New Jersey Audubon and our partners are asking farmers throughout New Jersey to “keep the stubble” on their land following the harvest of commodity crops (i.e. corn, soybeans, etc). It’s No Till November! By leaving plant residue behind on harvested farm fields, farmers help to limit soil disturbance and maintain…...

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A Rough Time for Ruffed Grouse

Recently the NJ Fish and Game Council unanimously voted to close the Ruffed Grouse hunting season, citing extremely low numbers of the bird across the state. While Grouse have been documented as declining precipitously over the last few decades, this is not unique to NJ. Since 1980, eighteen Northeastern, Midwestern,…...

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Fire in Eastern Oak Forests

The message was clear, after spending three days at the recent “Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference”, we need more fire in oak forests! Although possibly a jarring statement to the general public, this takeaway was fleshed out in detail on how prescribed burning can be an important tool to…...

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National Moth Week

July 20-28, 2019 is National Moth Week While gardening for butterflies is popular, don’t forget about gardening for their nocturnal counterparts – moths.  Caterpillars and adult moths eat differently so make sure to provide food sources for both life stages.  Some moth caterpillars are generalists who eat the leaves of…...

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Do You Femelschlag?

The NJA Stewardship Department World Series of Birding team, The Fight’n Femelschlagers, had a great day out in North Jersey racking up 96 different species of birds during the event!  Bald Eagle, Bobolink, Indigo Bunting, Cerulean Warbler, Broad-wing Hawk, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker were just some of the species we…...

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Black Duck Project Gives Ecological Uplift in Delaware River Watershed Region

New Jersey Audubon is pleased to announce it has received one of the first Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Specifically, these matching grants are awarded to conserve and restore natural waterways on public and private lands to support migratory and resident wildlife. As…...

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Bobwhites, Burning and Biodiversity

Retired Rutgers Extension Horticulturist and Master Gardener Barbara J. Bromley once said, “Biodiversity begins with a chainsaw.” Mix in the use of prescribed fire with ecological forest thinning practices and you have a time-tested recipe for maximizing biodiversity and mitigating the potential for undesired changes due to a host of threats…...

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Slithering Citizen Science

At New Jersey Audubon we recognize the importance of citizen science projects because they provide a means for people to connect with nature and community and they also provide valuable information. This information is very helpful when developing land management decisions. One such citizen science project that was initiated this…...

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