This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
Often attributed to the Cree Indigenous Peoples, the quote reminds us that water is precious. Planet earth, despite being coined the “water planet”, has an extremely limited supply of accessible fresh water.
We hope you enjoy reading about just a few of the elements that represent the biodiversity of these interactive systems and perhaps on your next visit to Duke Farms, can make some aquatic discoveries of your own!
When it comes to birds of prey at Duke Farms - you might immediately think of bald eagles. Many people who visit and see a large raptor for the first time are convinced they saw one of our resident eagles. Maybe they did in face see our national symbol, but there are other exciting possibilities that soar in the skies over the property. The most common sightings are turkey vultures, black vultures, and red-tailed hawks. If you are near the Great Falls, Vista Lake, or the Raritan River when you spot a big, dark brown raptor with a 5-6 foot wingspan, you may be seeing a majestic osprey!