Locals and Legends 2018-03-01T15:23:44+00:00

Locals and Legends

People, families and history that make the Jersey Shore unique

Annual Horseshoe Crab Mating Season- An Ancient Tradition

By Mary Jane Dodd ~ If you walk along the beach of South Riverside Drive in Shark River Hills (or locations in Neptune City, Belmar and Wall), you may start noticing 'holes' with drag marks around them that come out of, then return back, to the water. In the Shark River Bay and other local waters, these prehistoric beings (who have existed for around 400 million years) come ashore during the new and full moons of May and June. I'm not an authority - you can look to the shark river clean up coalition (http://www.sharkriver.org) and the littoral society (https://www.littoralsociety.org/) for additional information. Here's an article from NJ Fish & Wildlife:  http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/artmarinehourly_hcsurvey.htm Why bring it up? Because they are ancient, it's

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By Mary Jane Dodd ~ It's mid-Spring and the yellow crowned night herons are coming up into the neighborhood to nest! Often over the roadway, you'll see these

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