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.”
Remember this poem?
Maybe this is who is knocking at your door to welcome you to the Duke Farms Virtual Creature Fest!
Have you ever looked up while you were outdoors to find large birds circling around in the sky? If so, you were probably seeing vultures looking for food. In this neck of the woods, there are two species of vultures - the turkey vulture and the black vulture. This resource will explore the scavenging lifestyle of the turkey vulture and how they are beneficial to ecosystems.