Wildlife Viewing

Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes Snow Leopard for Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, New Jersey's Turtle Back Zoo officially welcomed their newest resident. Chameli, a nine-month-old female snow leopard, joins the male snow leopard, Gala, who currently lives at the zoo. She joins Gala in the Amazing Asia exhibit and initially the two will rotate hours in the exhibit.

Ocala National Forest

Size: 
430447 acres

Location

Ocala National Forest
3199 NE CR 315
Silver Springs, FL 34488
United States
Phone: (352) 625-2520
29° 13' 7.032" N, 82° 0' 54.6948" W

Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida north of Orlando. It is the southernmost national forest in the continental United States and the second largest in Florida. It was established in 1908 and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. Ocala protects the largest contiguous sand pine forest in the world and has over 600 lakes, rivers and springs.

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
5200 acres

Location

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
United States
Phone: (239) 472-1100
26° 26' 42.648" N, 82° 6' 48.5784" W

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, Florida and protects 5200 acres of undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. The refuge is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, J. N. "Ding" Darling, who became a major voice in the conservation movement. He conceived of the Federal Duck Stamp program, which raises money for wetland conservation, and illustrated the first stamp. Darling was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be the U.S.

Jekyll Island

Size: 
5700 acres

Location

Jekyll Island
214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States
Phone: (877) 453 - 5955
31° 3' 38.142" N, 81° 25' 12.9684" W

Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia's coast that is located midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. The island is owned by state of Georgia and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority. Development is limited to 35 percent of the island, preserving most of it as native ecosystem.

Humboldt Lagoons State Park

Size: 
2256 acres

Location

Humboldt Lagoons State Park
15336 Highway 101
Trinidad, CA 95570
United States
Phone: (707) 677-3570
41° 9' 35.2044" N, 124° 7' 3.738" W

Humboldt Lagoons State Park protects three lagoons on the Pacific Coast in northwest California which are part of the nation's largest lagoon system. Big Lagoon is the largest lagoon and located to the south, Stone Lagoon is located in the middle, and Freshwater Lagoon is the smallest and northernmost lagoon. Dry Lagoon was previously drained by farmers and is now a wetland area.

Third Annual WILD Outdoor Expo Sept. 15-16

The NJDEP's third annual NJ Wild Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 2012 at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area.

Families can discover new ways to enjoy New Jersey's great outdoors and will have an opportunity to try a broad spectrum of outdoor activities such as hiking, geocaching, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and camping skills. There will also be demonstrations of sporting and tracking dogs, turkey calling and crafts.

Mount Washington State Forest

Size: 
4169 acres

Location

Mount Washington State Forest
Mount Washington Road
Mt. Washington, MA 01258
United States
Phone: (413) 528-0330
42° 8' 49.8264" N, 73° 28' 45.8796" W

Mount Washington State Forest is located in southwest Massachusetts and protects a 4169-acre hardwood forest that had once been clear-cut between the late-1700s and mid-1800s.

Bash Bish Falls State Park

Location

Bash Bish Falls State Park
Falls Road
Mount Washington, MA 01258
United States
Phone: (413) 528-0330
42° 6' 35.5896" N, 73° 29' 16.9872" W

Bash Bish Falls State Park is located in Southwest Massachusetts and is home to the state's highest single-drop waterfall. The Bash Bish Brook cascades down Bash Bish Mountain before making a 60-foot drop over the falls.

Bash Bish State Park offers day use recreation including fishing and hiking. The trail is accessed via a moderately difficult trail. There is a range of wildlife in the area, including black bear and bobcat.

Camel's Hump State Park

Size: 
20000 acres

Location

Camel's Hump State Park
Camel's Hump Road
Duxbury, VT 05676
United States
44° 20' 3.9372" N, 72° 50' 7.1196" W

Camel's Hump State Park protect's the third-largest peak in Vermont and is part of the Green Mountain range. Camel's Hump peak has a distinctive look and is featured on Vermont's state quarter. Its elevation is 4,083, making it one of the 48 peaks in New England reaching higher than 4,000 feet.

Big Bend National Park

Size: 
801163 acres

Location

Big Bend National Park
1 Headquarters Drive
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
United States
Phone: (432) 477-1108
29° 17' 18.4236" N, 103° 12' 46.7064" W

Big Bend National Park is a remote park on the United States/Mexican border in Far West Texas. The park contains over 800,000 acres of the Chihuahuan Desert and is larger than the state of Rhode Island. 244 miles of the famous Rio Grande river flow through the park.