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Jim Wright
Allendale, NJ
I am a writer with an environmental bent, deputy warden at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ, and a trustee of the New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Interests: Birds, nature, conservation, local history, photography, screech owls, the environment.
Recent Activity
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The Celery Farm holds lots of wonderful memories for so many of us, but it may be hard to top Lori Bonomo and her boyfriend Adam, who share this story from a year ago today. Lori writes: It had been... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Celery Farm and Beyond
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My latest post for The Nature Conservancy's New Jersey Blog is all about South Cape May Meadows, one of my favorite spots to visit down the Shore. The link is here. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Celery Farm and Beyond
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All good things come to an end, and so with my gig writing posts about the Bald Eagle family of Duke Farms for the "Behind the Walls" blog. It's been a blast! This post features a look back at the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Celery Farm and Beyond
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Found quite a few of these at High Mountain last week. What are they? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
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On Monday I posted this photo from Bear Mountain State Park last month and asked who it was. Congrats to Tom Mitchell and Janet Terchek for correctly IDing this Red Eft. A week earlier, I asked what was going on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
Thank you!
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I've found the Franklin Clove is a great spot to see dragonflies in summer. Now if I could only ID them. :- ) (I think the third one is a juvenile Common Whitetail.) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
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I took these two photos a couple of minutes apart. Sun was shining in the first -- that's the only difference. Read more about hummingbird feathers here, from David Sibley. I think I see a "Bird Watcher" column in the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
Came across this dude last weekend. Anybody know his name? The link is here. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
It's Eaglet 1... Not that unusual...
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Duke Farms zoomed the Eagle Cam. I took some screenshots, here, and Christine Alber took the one above. Cam link is here. Eaglet still there as of 11:05. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
MITSU YASUKAWA/staff photographer The Record's Jim O'Neill wrote an extremely informative story about invasive species earlier this week. Featured are the Celery Farm and Marsh Warden Mike Limatola. The link is here. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
Oops. That was me talking -- not Carol -- though I'm sure she loves that photo, too. Will fix...
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Last month, I read the three Celery Farm children's books to a class of terrific youngsters near Newburgh. They returned the favor by sending me the following artwork. I told them that "Icky" was for boys only, but the girls... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
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Not sure if I shared any pix of the Red-shoulder nestlings. The above shot, of the three of them, was taken one month ago. The other was taken three weeks ago. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
When I was at Duke Farms last weekend, I happened upon a likely Tree Swallow nest -- in a tree! Talk about old-school. The link is here. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Celery Farm and Beyond
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Carol Flanagan writes: Production of the 2017 Celery Farm calendar has begun. This is an annual fund-raiser for Fyke. The fantastic photos bring beauty to your home or office all year, and to friends and family who receive this wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
When I was at Duke Farms last weekend, I happened upon a likely Tree Swallow nest -- in a tree! Talk about old-school. The link is here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
The second eaglet left the nest early this morning, after much "branching" yesterday. Today on the Duke Frams blog, I posted the weekly update and a thank you to all who participated in this nifty Eagle Cam project in 2016.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
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Photographed this little guy on a path in Bear Mountain State Park last month. I'd like to think he puts the "dude" in Doodletown. Who is he? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
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The second Duke Farms eaglet appears to have fledged earlier this morning, capping off a successful season for the Bald Eagle family. The update is here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
She said she would probably head out this weekend....
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Tom Mtchell took this shot of the New Jersey state bird by the Celery Farm Butterfly Garden. Hello, Summer! (Thanks, Tom!) Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
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Last week, with help of LightHawk, I flew over the Stateline Hawk Watch to see what it looks like from a raptor's vantage point. Also got a whole new perspective of the Palisades, and that rock slide of a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Celery Farm and Beyond
Thanks. All testing a blue design...
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