This resource was created by Abigail Schmid and Kate Reilly.
During the month of October, we will explore the world of NJ’s creepy-crawly fauna and flora and things that go bump, squawk, grunt, (or even stay silent) in the night and day!
Also, remember to check out Duke Farms Eventbrite for a wide array of virtual programs to learn more about NJ’s best bears, bats, bobcats, beautiful amphibians, reptiles, as well as other important oozy critters and the concern about climate change’s already negative impact on their future.
As we open the door to October…
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many and quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more.”
Have you ever spotted bats flying around at dusk or late at night in your area? To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell the difference between birds and bats in low light, but learners will learn ways to identify bats and birds in this resource, as well as how you can install a bat box to help out the bats in your area. On the other hand, if you don't notice many bats in your area, then perhaps that means your area is lacking in suitable habitat and the addition of a bat box may help them find your way to you.