This resource was created by Joanne Vogel 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.”
"Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?" You can hear this melody in dense woodlands from February throughout April. No, this isn't a clueless individual inquiring about your personal culinary needs... it's most likely a barred owl, one of the native owls of New Jersey. This resource will focus on the barred and saw-whet owls species, which are both found in New Jersey. Learners will discover the courtship practices, calls, and population statuses of both owl species, as well as the unique calls of different owls and other animals.