New Jersey Meadowlands and More
Birding and Wildlife Trails Guide
By the time you're reading this issue of Tidelines, you could also be reading the New Jersey Meadowlands and More Birding and Wildlife Trails Guide. Two years in the making, this 72-page spiral-bound resource is the second in a series of Guides being created by the New Jersey Audubon Society. Centered on the Meadowlands, it details three driving trails and twenty-three wildlife-viewing sites throughout the Hackensack and Hudson River watersheds including state parks, wildlife management areas, environmental centers and nature preserves. Fishing info and locations are also included.
The Guide is a result of funding from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, the Greater Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce and a lot of hard work from folks at Audubon and Hackensack Riverkeeper. The 72-page spiral-bound Guide is designed to be a companion to any field guide. In addition to the wildlife-watching and fishing spots, the book also includes a listing of restaurants, camera shops, convenience stores and other local businesses throughout the area. It's our hope that folks using the Guide will not only patronize them but also let the proprietors know that they are there because of the Guide.
"Eventually, each region of New Jersey will have its own Guide to help people explore its natural treasures and discover the wildlife that live there," explained Lillian Armstrong, NJ Audubon's Director of Birding and Wildlife Trails. "Next in line is a Guide to the Skylands of New Jersey - the ridge and valley region along the Kittatiny Mountains." Already available is the Guide to the Delaware Bayshore.
The Meadowlands and More Guide, printed in both English and Spanish versions, is available for free at any New Jersey Audubon Society Bookstore (see www.njaudubon.org for locations) or at Hackensack Riverkeeper's offices in Hackensack and Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. You can also order by phone (1-888-NJM-BIRD) and pay only the shipping charges.
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