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.”
It's no secret that we love bats! They're a native species, living pest control, and spookily cute. Learners familiar with the NJ Native Bats resource should know the 9 bat species that call New Jersey "home". Unfortunately, each of our native bats is listed as "threatened" or of "special concern" - this means that bats need our help. How? One way is to focus on conservation, restoration, and provision of safe habitat for bats. Learn 6 ways to help restore bat habitat in this resource.