Non-biting midges are here!
They’re here! If anyone has visited the shores of Merrill Creek Reservoir in the past few weeks you no doubt encountered swarms of non-biting midges. These insects, as their name suggests, do not bite or sting, but do cause an annoyance with their shear numbers. They...
A Visitor From the North
February 23, 2019 Bird watchers were treated to a wonderful opportunity to observe a visitor from the north this winter. A boreal chickadee was first seen by a couple who were sitting inside the Visitor Center watching the activity at the bird feeders on February 23,...
Reducing Fishing Line Litter
March 2019 On Saturday morning, March 9th, a small group of people were gluing together pieces of PVC piping in one of the classrooms at the Merrill Creek Visitors Center. Starting with a two-foot section of four-inch piping, volunteers attached a cap to the bottom,...
Forest Management in MCR Environmental Preserve
February 27, 2017 Merrill Creek Reservoir (MCR) staff is working with New Jersey Audubon Forester, Don Donnelly to re-forest an area of the Environmental Preserve.The area encompasses a peninsula of land where volunteers and other naturalists conduct ecological...
Bald eagle fledged from MCR seen in PA
Michael Rucci photographed an immature bald eagle at the Octoraro Reservoir in Chester County, PA. After seeing that his subject had a green band on one of his feet, he emailed his photograph to the NJDEP Fish and Wildlife biologist who looked up the band number,...
February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016 – Merrill Creek
October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015 – Merrill Creek
Photo by John Pagani
October 6, 2015 Raccoon in tree - Photo by John Pagani - Merrill Creek
October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015 Merrill Creek’s meadows are filled with great color as Fall is upon us.
New Boat Ramp Dock
September 24, 2015