WNJ Swamp Sightings: Midnight frog chasing in the Dismal Swamp

As any New Jerseyan knows, a warm spring evening is the perfect time for catching bullfrogs.  Okay, maybe it's not the most popular nightlife scene in the state, but Turtle Pond in Edison is a great meeting spot for these loud, hefty jumpers. Bob Spiegel, David Wheeler and Dana Patterson of Edison Wetlands Association led a frog catching expedition on a recent night, and Patterson had the biggest catch of the day - a massive bullfrog that looked big enough to eat a painted turtle!  As the frog finally jumped out of Patterson's hands, Steve the Cat provided ...

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The Star-Ledger: Jehovah’s Witness center proposal draws concern in Edison

A plan to build a Jehovah’s Witness center on a portion of the Dismal Swamp wildlife sanctuary in Edison is drawing controversy over a proposed road that would cut through preserved parkland. The religious center is slated for a parcel of land known as the Visco property, one of the last privately owned sections of the 620-acre swamp. Middlesex County recently purchased a large portion of the Visco property. But Delores Visco — wife of the late developer Nicholas Visco — gave three acres to the Jehovah’s Witness church for the center. But the property ...

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