East Point Light at Dusk: “O Say, Can You See?”
NJWILDBEAUTY readers know I’m always in quest of the wild. Mostly in New Jersey. Especially in parts so remote that 99% of the people in the world won’t even believe me when I unfurl these images of this week’s 12-hour journey to Salem and Cumberland Counties on the Delaware Bayshore.
You also know I work as Community Relations (read, Media and Events and Art) Associate at D&R Greenway Land Trust. The people of these two counties reach out us, increasingly, to save this sacred land, for which our state was named The Garden State. Think tomatoes of Heinz. Think legendary limas. I just bought some, fresh from the pod — this feast will be a first for me. My mother was frozen food all the way… Philadelphia would like Salem and Cumberland to be their bedroom community. D&R Greenway and the farmers and fishermen and hunters and welders and car mechanics and historians of this region, would like it to remain unspoiled. We’re especially interested in making Salem and Cumberland safe for eagle nests in perpetuity.
Come with me. Wordlessly. See the magic of our state. Go down 295 to Pennsville then east and see for yourselves!
Fortescue: Fishing the Delaware Bay
Where People Live By the Seasons and the Tides
Beach Reparations, East Point
“The Last Horseshoe Crab” — East Point
Saving Horseshoe Crab Habitat Saves Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones, other Endangered Shorebirds
Farm Stand – Self Serve — Put Money into Locked Container
Money for Self-Service Food Stands Goes into Locked Container
It doesn’t get any more local than this!
High Tide in Turkey Point Wetlands
This Used to be Harrier-Central — Sea-Level Rise takes Nests and Eggs Most Springs Now
Why Most People Come to Turkey Point – to Bird
Where We Found the Mature Yellow-Crowned Night Heron and Two Young
Crabber exults not only over blue crab bounty, but incomparable beauty and many unknown (to him) birds at Turkey Point
This Man Not Only Catches Blue Crabs — He Makes His Own ‘Red Sauce’ – a family secret from Mama
Turkey Point approach — Safe Haven for Great Egrets
Above These Egrets, and Everywhere That Day — Eagles, Mature and Immature
Save Habitat, Save Endangered Species
Where People Live by the Seasons and the Tides
“Let Evening Come” on the waterways of Salem and Cumberland — this is Heislerville at its marina
Every Tree on Heislerville Island is studded with Cormorants
Kayak Heaven, Heislerville