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Protecting Special Places

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Scientists, naturalists and nature Lovers:


Join us September 18-19, 2015

as we take a snapshot of

Sandy Hook's biodiversity.

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The BioBlitz will be part contest (racing against the 24-hour clock), part educational event, part scientific endeavor, and all fun. By identifying as many species as possible during the 24-hour period, we will be creating a snapshot of Sandy Hook's biodiversity. Collected over time, this data can lead to valuable information about the effects of climate change and habitat degradation on the species that utilize this area. This will also be a unique opportunity to teach the public about the biodiversity that exists along New Jersey's coast.   

Read more: BioBlitz 2015

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The Northeast Chapter placed second in Solution Search, a national contest of solutions to reduce risk of extreme weather.

Read more: Northeast Chapter Takes Home Prize in Solution Search Contest

By: Dr. Larry Niles, LJ Niles Associates LLC
Clive Minton is fond of saying, “the knots vote with their wings” as a way of saying knots concentrate in the best places for knots. Of course it’s true, animals move to the habitats they find most suitable, nature leaves little room for anything but. Sometimes however, animals use a habitat only because they have little choice — in other words, they are making the best of a bad situation. The job of a good wildlife biologist is to understand the difference. Unfortunately, it’s often not obvious.
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Red Knot Photo by: Jan van der Kam
 

Read more: Red Knots “Vote with their Wings”

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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Fri Aug 21 @ 9:00AM - 01:30PM
Coastal Explorers
Sat Aug 22 @ 9:00AM -
Shore Birds and Wild Edibles Walk
Fri Sep 11 @12:00AM
End of Summer Party
Fri Sep 18 @ 3:00PM - 03:00PM
Sandy Hook BioBlitz
Sat Sep 19 @ 3:00PM - 03:00PM
Sandy Hook BioBlitz
Wed Sep 23 @ 6:00PM -
Fall Equinox Walk
Sat Sep 26 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Sat Oct 03 @12:00AM - 12:00PM
Raptor Trust/Great Swamp Refuge
Sat Oct 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Fort Tilden Hawk Watch
Fri Oct 30 @ 7:30PM -
Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock