Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area

Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area

View of Beaver Pond - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View of Beaver Pond - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View from the Hawk Watch - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar View from the Hawk Watch - Photo credit: Jeremy Apgar
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See migrating hawks in the spring and fall as they ride the thermals along a ridge top; view the vastness of the Farny Highlands forest resource.

Wildlife with wings is a characteristic feature of the 5,800-acre Wildcat Ridge WMA.  At the southern end, the abandoned and barricaded Hibernia Mine is New Jersey's largest known bat hibernaculum, home to an estimated 26,000 little brown bats. 

The area is also an official Hawk Migration Association of North America "hawkwatch" site...

Park Acreage:

5829.33 acres

Municipality:

Rockaway Township

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Contact Information

Web Link:

NJ DEP, Div of Fish & Wildlife

Phone:

(609) 292-2965

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

No dogs

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April 21, 2011
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White nose syndrome at Hibernia
The following is a quote from an article by Brian T. Murray at nj.com on November 30, 2010: Once the largest wintering haven for bats that flutter about the Garden State, the Hibernia mine in Morris County is now more of a morgue. Where 27,000 to 30,000 bats of multiple species once gathered each fall to hibernate, only a few hundred hang on the walls now.
kmalkin@nynjtc.org
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