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Bob Confer (see also Jan
and Bob have been enjoying birding experiences for over 30 years throughout
the United States and other regions. We live in the New Jersey Pinelands
in Southampton near Vincentown in a nicely forested wetland area populated
with numerous beautiful American Holly. Among our first birding experiences
when we moved to New Jersey were many enjoyable introductions to local
birding areas with Ward Dasey.
After over a decade of landscape restoration of our yard we have reached
our goal of creating a natural Pinelands native plant community to attract
birds and other species, similar to Don Jones’ yard up the street.
We enjoy watching migrating birds, and as I write this on a bright late
October day a couple of Hermit Thrush are foraging and calling in the
backyard understory we planted and nurtured. The yard has offered over
154 bird and 8 snake species to date! Our latest discovery was a family
of Southern Flying Squirrel in one of our birdhouses. If anyone is interested
in the Pinelands ecosystem restoration process we used we would be happy
to provide information on establishing and maintaining plant communities
here in the wonderful New Jersey Pinelands and we look forward to many
more years of enjoying the birds of New Jersey’s Pinelands region.
Provided 10/08 (updated 6/09)