Monthly Archives: June 2016

Duke Farms’ Kestrel Banding Program

by Charles Barreca, Manager, Ecological Stewardship The American Kestrel is the United States’ smallest falcon species. It is approximately the size of a pigeon and inhabits open fields and meadows in New Jersey. Kestrels mostly feed on grasshoppers, mice, and … Continue reading

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Farm Market Recipe of The Week: Farm Style Caesar Salad

Farm Market Recipe of the Week: Farm Style Caesar Salad Duke Farms’ Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3-8pm. We are located at 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 This week we are featuring eggs from Polnasek Poultry Farm. … Continue reading

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Looking Back on a Memorable Five Months!

This is my final post of the 2016 nesting season. I figured the best way to say farewell would be to post an assortment of photos of my favorite eagle family in chronological order. Wonderful memories. Enjoy the “off-season.” — … Continue reading

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Fireflies at Duke Farms! (Info & Events)

by Kirsten Holt, Manager of Education & Interpretation They come out at night.  They fly.  They glow.  They’re recognized by some as “fireflies”, by others as “lightning bugs”, and they’re called countless additional names throughout the world.  Many of us in … Continue reading

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Young Eagle Back for Fish Breakfast (Again)

Monday a.m. Mom dropped off breakfast for 1, who was still by the nest as of 7:25 a.m. Always good to check in on the cam over the next two weeks or so to see who shows up. Coming Tuesday: … Continue reading

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Eaglet 1 Back by the Nest This Morning

Here are some screenshots. Closeups were shared by Christine Alber. Thanks, Christine. — Jim W.

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Farm Market Recipe of The Week: Coconut Almond Glazed Blueberry Scones

This week we are featuring Bon Sweet Treats’ coconut almond butter. All of Bon’s nut butters are ground extra smooth and are only lightly sweetened (if at all). From smearing on a piece of toast to drizzling over ice cream, these butters aren’t just tasty, they are addicting. The glaze for the scones is made with their coconut almond butter in a way that really showcases the smoothness of the nut butter. Continue reading

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Duke Farms at a Snail’s Pace

A colleague pointed out this snail on a walk at Duke Farms last week. Had to photograph it quickly, before it got away.      –Jim Wright

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Thank You for a Terrific Nesting Season

Written By: Jim Wright for Duke Farms and Conserve Wildlife Foundation As the 2016 nesting season winds down, I’d just like to thank everyone who helped with my past five months of blog posts — including all of you who … Continue reading

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Duke Farms’ Nesting Tree Swallows

On a visit to Duke Farms on Saturday, I found a nest not quite as famous at the Bald Eagles’. This one — Tree Swallows’ — occupies a small hole in a dead Ash (?)  instead of an entire tree … Continue reading

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