Check out an article posted on northjersey.com earlier this afternoon about the continuing rise in population of Bald Eagles in New Jersey. According to the story, there were a record 172 couples and 216 chicks spotted last year. The article also mentions that officials counted 42 new osprey nests last year, bringing the state total to a record 515.
Some of you may have already heard the calls, the ancient sounds that now fill the air of the Meadowlands. Those who are connected to the natural world know it is time without ever looking at the calendar. It is the season for the “Spirit of the Marsh,” as Native Americans have called it. Time for the Red-winged Blackbirds to return to the meadows and marshes of New Jersey.