NOTES FROM A MUSKY TRAIL HIKER #5: The Heronodactyl

A regular blog sharing a biology observation from my hike on the Musconetcong Wildlife Management Area trail in Asbury. I sometimes make up my own words for things, mostly to just amuse myself. Those hot pepper flakes they have in pizza shops? I call them, “pizza sprinkles”. Eating pizza becomes instantly more fun when you ask for them. Try it. You can’t do it without smiling. On my latest Musky Trail hike, I spooked a heronodactyl into flight. You probably boringly call them herons. But look at them… don’t you think that they look a little ‘Jurassic Park’? A little prehistoric? To my disappointment, birds are in fact, not descendants of pterodactyls. Modern birds descended from tw

MWA Policy Update

Both Congress and the State have been busy and productive during COVID-19. However, as state revenues have decreased due to the pandemic, some impacts are being felt among our public sector partners. Here are some brief updates: Congressional funding for Fiscal Year 2021. The House Interior Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee approved their funding bill for their next fiscal year (October 2020 - September 2021). Our individual and collective requests were heard and are reflected in this bill. Its next step is to go to a vote with the full House. The Senate has not yet released its bill. While there is overall uncertainty about federal funding levels going forward, in an elect

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Musconetcong Watershed Association

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Asbury, NJ 08802

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources.

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