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.”
Have you ever seen the ghostly visage of a heart-faced specter? Do you recognize the familiar animal sidekick of a wizard of Hogwarts fame? You guessed it, this resource will be all about barn owls and snowy owls. These two unique owls are especially fun to explore during the spooky season. Barn owls are stealthy night hunters and the most wide-distributed owl. Snowy owls, unlike other owls, are diurnal, meaning they hunt during the daytime and dusk.