A Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore
by Joanna Burger
Joanna Burger knows the shore throughout all its seasons – the first moment of spring when the herring gulls arrive on ice-gouged salt marshes, the end of spring whent the great flocks of shorebirds come to feed on horseshoe crab eggs at Cape May, the summer when the peregrine hunts its prey, the fall when the migrations of hawks and monarch butterflies attreact watchers from around the world, and the depths of winter when a lone snowy owl sweeps across snow-covered dunes and a frozen bay.
Joanna Burger is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at Rutgers University. Her writings guide us to explore the rich ecological environments in our region. Areas that surround us, and that hold so much wonder when we appreciate their value and fragility.
WheatonArts, in conjunction with CU Maurice River, had the honor of hosting Dr Burger as keynote speaker at the 2017 EcoFair.