This Friday (May 15) is the 15th annual Endangered Species Day, and Hunterdon Land Trust encourages you to cherish and explore biodiversity not just around the world, but right here in Hunterdon County.
Endangered Species Day was established to keep everyone aware of how fragile the existence of some animals, plants, and insects is — and, most importantly, to remind everyone to take the time to learn about why it’s so important to protect endangered species from any further harm.
When we think of endangered species, we often think in global terms. But there is so much that can be done to make a difference right here in Hunterdon County.
Hunterdon Land Trust plays its part helping to protect endangered species by preserving natural habitats. One of HLT’s strategic efforts is to preserve contiguous parcels of land, establishing corridors where native plants and animals can thrive.
HLT also strives to protect our local waterways ensuring clean drinking water for everyone — that includes not only people, but also plants and wildlife.
There’s so much you can do here at home. For example, create a backyard wildlife habitat by adding bird feeders and other wildlife attractants to your property. Or, make a pollinator garden with native vegetation in your yard; native plants provide food and shelter for native wildlife. Or just slow down when driving — especially along our county back roads. Wildlife creates live throughout this area and must navigate a landscape full of human hazards. And, of course, you can explore information about endangered species online and share that information with your family.