3/30/17 Volume XLVII, No. 13
Fresh New Jersey produce won’t be available for another month or so, but farmers are getting ready for the season by planting early crops, buying equipment and supplies, and starting summer plants.
A growing number of Garden State farmers are also ringing up sales in advance of the harvest season. They’re selling “shares” of their future bounty through a Community Supported Agriculture arrangement, or CSA for short.
In a typical CSA, consumers pay . . .
3/23/17 Volume XLVII, No. 12
In case you didn’t notice, New Jersey’s weather in the last couple of months has been upside-down. Most of February was weirdly spring-like – in fact, the warmest February on record in the state – while March has behaved more like a typical February.
Get used to it. Greater variability in weather may be the most immediate impact of climate change on New Jersey, according to State Climatologist David Robinson.
Robinson, the keynote speaker at the . . .
3/16/17 Volume XLVII, No. 11
Not long ago, bald eagles and ospreys were a rare sight in this state we’re in. But they’re back – in a big way!
Two new state reports just delivered the excellent news that bald eagle and osprey populations have reached record highs in New Jersey and are expected to continue their remarkable recovery!
According to the Endangered and Nongame Species Program of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, surveys conducted in 2016 documented 172 . . .
3/9/17 Volume XLVII, No. 10
Pillars of smoke could be seen reaching high into the sky from this week’s Pine Barrens fire, which burned about 1,000 acres of the Franklin Parker Preserve in Burlington County.
The blaze was not an accident, the result of a lightning strike, a cigarette tossed from a car window or a campfire gone awry. Rather, it was a “controlled burn,” or prescribed burn, performed under exacting conditions of temperature, humidity and wind by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, . . .
3/2/17 Volume XLVII, No. 9
What would it be like to walk on the ocean floor? You may be surprised to learn that about half of New Jersey was once the bottom of the sea!
Dr. Emile DeVito, New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s staff biologist, explained that at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago, when the Earth’s climate was much warmer, the Atlantic Ocean covered most of what today we call the Outer Coastal Plain.
New Jersey’s “high points” today - Mount . . .