Despite all the development going on in Hoboken—high rises along the waterfront, and new condos on the west side—you can still find vestiges of our rural past in ragged lots left vacant by demolished or abandoned buildings. The vast stretch of woods and brambles leading up to what old timers call the “white wall,” is also still pretty untamed. In these areas, you can find a surprising variety of wildlife—not to mention on the river and the waterfront. Heck, once I saw a skunk waddling down the sidewalk. On this spread are some wildlife caught on camera in our Hoboken ecosystem.
Photos by Victor M. Rodriguez