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Before South Jersey was the beloved vacation hotspot we know today, the landscape was blanketed in untamed cedar swamps and beyond them, highland oaks, pine, and chestnuts. In these wilds, 17th century settlers faced the obstacle of living side by side with mountain lions, black bears, bobcats, and on rare occasions, packs of wolves. With less apprehension, settlers also found a land rich with passenger pigeons, Carolina parakeets(the only parrot species native to North America), ruffed grouse, and bobwhite quail. No, you’re not mistaken. These species were found right here in South Jersey. Where we now find Cape May and...

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