Author: Breanne McCarthy

Breanne is the Associate Editor at New Jersey Monthly. After receiving her BA in English from Rutgers-Newark in 2012, she worked as a beat reporter for a local newspaper before joining the magazine in 2014. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading and anything animal-related.
An invasive fungus nearly wiped out several bat species in the Garden State. Now they struggle to bounce back.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Outdoors, Science

State agencies and conservation groups welcome volunteers to help protect critters in need.

Seen in: Jersey Living, Outdoors, Science

No matter the weather, you're sure to find something exciting at the shore.

Seen in: Jersey Shore, Just For the Web, Listicle

Plus: New Jersey Bankers support veterans, $1 million given in scholarships, and more.

Seen in: Photos: Galas & Giving

Finding a Shore destination amenable to dogs and their owners can be “ruff,” but these 16 sites let dogs have their day in the summer sun.

Seen in: Animals, Beaches, Jersey Shore, Jersey Travel

There are dozens of festivals, parades, performances and family-friendly events happening across the state this Memorial Day.

Seen in: Just For the Web, Listicle

Feel spiritual at these unique holy places.

Seen in: Historic Jersey

From military outposts and memorials to strange, sweet communities, history abounds in the Garden State.

Seen in: Historic Jersey

Immerse yourself in NJ’s cultural, social and industrial heritage by paying a visit to these enlightening museums.

Seen in: Arts & Entertainment, Museums & Galleries