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2014-07-22 16:22:18

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife recently banded four American Kestrel chicks at a nest box located at the South Branch Wildlife Management Area in Hillsborough, New Jersey. This marks the second consecutive year the three organizations have partnered to help boost the population of this threatened species. "American Kestrel...

2011-08-15 09:11:00

A Model for Conservation Education Since 1936 NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's greatest environmental education success stories will be celebrated August 20 as Audubon's Hog Island Camp marks 75 years of connecting people with nature. Since 1936, some of the world's most respected naturalists have inspired campers of all ages to learn about and protect birds and the environment. Roger Tory Peterson, was among the first teachers at the 335 acre...

2010-04-15 12:08:00

OXFORD, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Earth Day, local Boy Scouts will join biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NJ Audubon Society's Wattles Stewardship Center staff, and Covanta Warren employees on April 24th to plant more than 500 native trees and shrub species to help restore scrub-shrub habitat at the Warren Energy Resource Recovery Facility in Oxford. Planting the native tree and shrub species will help create a native scrub-shrub community for wildlife...

2008-08-19 15:00:50

By JOHN A. GAVIN, STAFF WRITER LYNDHURST The Institute for Ecosystems Education made its debut in Bergen County on Monday, turning the marshes of the Hackensack watershed into a live lecture hall. The program, held at the Meadowlands Environment Center, brings together 26 teachers 14 from Bergen County and 12 from Hudson County for a week of hands-on lessons about the environment and its ecosystems. The teachers are trekking, boating and seining through the watershed to learn new...

2006-05-19 08:26:44

By Jon Hurdle GILLETTE, New Jersey (Reuters) - On a moonlit night in a New Jersey swamp, four men stand silently, heads bowed and hands cupped behind their ears, as they strain to hear faint sounds in the surrounding acres of mud and vegetation. Suddenly one urgently whispers: "Sora," and the others turn in the direction of a squeal he heard but they did not. As they resume their listening poses, the sound recurs a few moments later and the men nod to each other in approval. It is...

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2006-03-31 06:58:18

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Environmentalists won a key battle Thursday in their efforts to protect the red knot, a small bird that migrates through the Delaware Bay. After a sometimes contentious meeting that pitted the state and environmentalists against fishermen who have plied the bay for years, the state Marine Fisheries Council - by a 7-3 vote - chose not to veto proposed rules from the Department of Environmental Protection that would implement a two-year moratorium on horseshoe crab...

2005-06-07 07:11:40

TRENTON, N.J. -- Environmentalists on Tuesday will urge the governors of New Jersey and Delaware to enforce strong new protections for a migratory shorebird threatened with extinction. Eight conservation groups in the two states are rallying on behalf of the red knot, a species that migrates from South America to the Arctic to breed each spring. The birds' principal stopover is New Jersey and Delaware, where they spend weeks fattening up on horseshoe crab eggs before continuing their...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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