Donated by two local individuals in the early 1990s, Mr. Frank Stramaglia, Jr. and Ms. Florence Remley, the 151-acre Old Farm Sanctuary is comprised of forested hillsides (habitat ranking 4) containing mixed oak, red cedar, and Norway spruce, changing to sugar maple and red maple in the wet areas (habitat ranking 2). At the base of the hillsides is Bacon Run, a branch of the Category One Pequest River. Ten acres of the property remain in active agriculture.
This property is home to a number of unique species including Cooper’s Hawk, Barred Owl, Red shouldered Hawk, Eastern Box Turtle, Black Bear, Beaver, Coyote, Red Fox, Fowler’s Toad, Jefferson Salamander, Marbled Salamander, Northern Spring Salamander, Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, and a number of warblers, woodpeckers, and song birds.
NJ Audubon is actively working to restore and maintain forest health at this facility and managing the habitat for rare and threatened species. Restoration activities include management of nonnative invasive species and the control of local deer populations.
New Jersey Audubon is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, New Jersey Audubon has no connection with the National Audubon Society.
New Jersey Audubon fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic among New Jersey's citizens; protects New Jersey's birds, mammals, other animals, and plants, especially endangered and threatened species; and promotes preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats.