"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them."
This Jersey Girl traveled Naples, Florida in December 2015 and saw 22 life birds in one week! I also worked on my digiscoping skills.
I was honored to observe state biologists band bald eaglet "E13" from a nest along Mantua Creek in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Emerging conservation professionals: join me in registering for the new Master Ecologist program at Duke Farms!
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My favorite time of year is when all of the birds begin to return to the Jersey Shore. Osprey once again rule the sky, and the beaches are filled with small, scurrying shorebirds like Piping Plovers. I saw this pair along Fisherman's Path on Sandy Hook North Beach on Friday, March 25.
On Monday March 21, I had the privilege of tagging along with a team of biologists who were visiting Hibernia Mine in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The purpose of our adventure was to gather data for various studies on White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America. Some little [...]
“American White Pelican” by Manjith Kainickara – originally posted to Flickr as American White Pelican. My alarm was set for 4:00 AM on December 20, a Sunday morning. I woke up excited and eager to start the day. My phone started going off with text messages from friends about our meeting location. As any birder [...]
As a bird nerd, I’d often look on enviously at photos of biologists posted online holding shorebirds in their “bander’s grip” – the bird’s head in between their index and middle finger, using their thumb and pinky to steady the bird, while allowing its feet to dangle freely. I always wondered: I wish I could [...]
On the night of March 14, 2015, I attended the first closure of Beekman Road this season. Beekman Road, in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is closed to traffic about two or three nights for six to twelve hours each spring by Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (Friends of EBEC). Friends of EBEC organizes these road closures to maintain local [...]