Pinelands National Preserve

Pine Barrens Trees 2Image by mswern via FlickrPine-barren SandwortImage by Anita363 via FlickrA pine barrens tree frog (Hyla andersonii)Image via WikipediaWhite Cypress - Pitch Pine forest. Pine Barren...Image via WikipediaBlueberries...cranberries...crisp pine forests...mysterious groves of dwarf trees...tree frogs and the Jersey Devil all love the Batsto River in the Pinelands National ReserveImage via WikipediaPinelands—or the Pine Barrens as many people call it. This is the first National Reserve in the United States, encompassing approximately 1.1 million acres (22% of New Jersey's land area). It is the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard between Richmond and Boston. In 1983 the area was designated a U.S. Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and in 1988 it was recognized as a International Biosphere Reserve. Scores of tea-colored man-made lakes dot this unique landscape, which is blessed with orchids, carnivorous plants and pygmy pines. 39 species of mammals, 299 Bird, 59 reptile and amphibian species and 91 fish species have been identified as living within the Pinelands including 43 animal species listed as threatened or endangered by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Multiple counties in South Jersey.

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