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Publications and Books
We offer a variety of excellent wildlife books, pocket guides, and field guides to New Jersey's threatened and endangered species, dragonflies & damselflies and birds, butterflies and moths. Your purchase through our store supports rare and endangered wildlife protection in New Jersey.
Life Along the Delaware Bay
Written by CWF founder and partner Larry Niles, in concert with Joanna Burger and Amanda Dey, and illustrated with beautiful images by renowned photographer, Jan Van der Kam, this fascinating book celebrates the second largest and most diverse bay on the East Coast.
Life Along the Delaware Bay presents the bay through the lens of shorebird migration, horseshoe crab spawning and the natural phenomena that make this place special. Over 300 stunning color photographs capture the beauty of this unique treasure.
Published by Rutgers University Press
Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State
The fastest animal on earth dive-bombs him from the skies. A young black bear bounds up a mountain trail a few yards away. Poisonous snakes swirl at his feet. A thousand bats careen past his head in a pitch-black roost. Pods of dolphins swim right past him by the scores. Who? Experienced naturalist David Wheeler. Where? In Wild New Jersey, of course.
Wild New Jersey invites readers along Wheeler’s whirlwind year-long tour of the most ecologically diverse state for its size in America. Along with the expert guidance of charismatic wildlife biologists and local conservationists, he explores mountains, valleys, beaches, pine barrens, caves, rivers, marshlands, and more—breathtaking landscapes and the state’s Noah’s Ark of fascinating creatures.
This isn’t your ordinary ride on the Jersey Turnpike. Fasten your seatbelts and join Wheeler as he...
Kayaks through the Meadowlands under the watchful eye of the Empire State Building,
Pans for cretaceous fossils in a hidden brook once home to mastodons and giant sloths,
Rides a fishing boat in the frigid snows of winter on a high-seas quest for Atlantic puffins,
Trudges through the eerie darkness of a bog on a mysterious night hike,
Dogsleds across the windswept alpine slopes in the haunts of the porcupine and bobcat.
With Wheeler’s compelling narrative, in-depth background details, and eye for revealing the offbeat, you can count this as the first nature book to paint the extraordinary picture of New Jersey’s unlikely wilderness in all its glory. Come along for all the adventure and insight in Wild New Jersey!
About the Author:
DAVID WHEELER is the Executive Director of CWF and formally was the Director of Operations for the nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association. He founded the nature blog, WildNewJersey.tv, and has written conservation stories for The Star-Ledger and other media.
New Jersey Wildlife Viewing Guide (2009)
New Jersey features some of the most beautiful and distinct landscapes in the country. Its diverse habitats mean unique wildlife viewing for you! Use the New Jersey Wildlife Viewing Guide on your next exploration of this incomparable state. The book is your key to a world of alluring animals.
- Detailed descriptions of 104 unique sites and the wildlife you may find at each
- Beautiful photographs of the sites and animals
- Tips for your best chance to see New Jersey's wildlife
- A three-tiered location rating system, identifies the "can't miss" sites
- Site features, driving directions, contact information and more!
Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Jersey
We are pleased to announce our new 285-page field guide: Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Jersey by Allen E. Barlow, David M. Golden, and Jim Bangma. The guide, was two long years in the making.
- Detailed characteristics of 182 species
- 334 beautiful full-color photographs
- When and where you can find each species
- How to recognize them by their behavior
- Which species are endangered, threatened, or historic
- Learn how to photograph these beautiful creatures
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey
The only comprehensive guide to New Jersey's most imperiled species. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey is a richly illustrated color guide to the state's seventy-three most imperiled species, from bobcats to bobolinks, shortnosed sturgeons to loggerhead turtles, frosted elfins to triangle floaters, blue whales to American burying beetles. Written primarily by the people who know these species best, biologists, the book is divided into seven sections: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and bivalves (mussels). Each animal is discussed individually including its ecology, distribution, and population status. Sixty-four detailed maps and more than one hundred spectacular color photos provide readers with a rare glimpse of these seldom-seen species. 336 pages.
Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of New Jersey
New Jersey is home to 71 species of reptiles and amphibians. In an effort help residents and visitors of the state accurately identify these species, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife created a "Field to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Jersey" with a companion audio CD. (See below). Written by David M. Golden, an ENSP Senior Biologist, and author Vicki Schwartz, the field guide contains 72 detailed descriptions of reptiles and amphibians that occur in N.J. With more than 100 full-color pictures and 72 distribution maps, this spiral-bound, 89-page guide will be useful for amateurs and experts alike.
Call of Frogs & Toads of NJ ~ Companion CD
This CD, was created as a companion to the Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians to assist with identification of 16 species. The CD has 40 tracks -- both training tracks and tracks on which you can test your skill -- of 16 different species.
Package Deal: Field Guide and Calls of Frogs & Toads of NJ
New Jersey is home to 71 species of reptiles and amphibians. In an effort help residents and visitors of the state accurately identify these species, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife created a "Field to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Jersey" with a companion audio CD. The CD, was created to help with the identification of the 16 species of calling amphibians found in the state.
Pocket Naturalist's Guide to NJ Wildlife
This pocket guide is the perfect size for an on-the-go nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 152 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and other insects and includes a map featuring prominent regional wildlife sanctuaries. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, color illustrations, map).
Pocket Naturalist's Guide to NJ Birds
New Jersey Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and includes a map featuring prominent state-wide birding hotspots. Whether you're on a nature hike or in your own backyard, you'll want to take along a copy of this indispensable guide. Each is laminated for durability. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, color illustrations, map).
Pocket Naturalist's Guide to NJ Butterflies & Moths
The perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for the nature enthusiast. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 70 familiar species of butterflies and moths. Laminated for durability, this handy Pocket Naturalist Guide from Waterford Press is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. (31/2 X 81/4 folded, opens to 22 X 81/4, color illustrations, map).
10 Beautiful full-color note cards with envelopes. Each note card has a different photograph and profile of the species. Blank inside. Species include: Longtail salamander (shown), osprey, Cope's gray treefrog, red knot, shorebirds, little brown bats, timber rattlesnake, humpback whale, wood turtle, and northern metalmark butterfly.
Retailers, please contact us at 609.984.0621 for bulk orders.