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4/26/12   Volume XLV, No. 17
Have you ever seen a Pickering’s morning glory, an American chaffseed flower or a three birds orchid? If you have, you’re probably an experienced botanist! They’re among New Jersey’s rarest native plants.  But unless action is taken to protect these rare plants and others, you may never get to see them. Without protection, they could disappear entirely! For centuries, plants have gotten the short end of the conservation stick. Wildlif . . .
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4/19/12   Volume XLV, No. 16
According to English poet John Donne, “No man is an island, entire of itself.”  Art and Nan Kellam bought an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine in 1949 and lived there for more than 35 years, content with little more than each other’s company. They had no electricity or running water, and heated the house they built with firewood from their forest. To fetch supplies, they rowed a dory several miles to the mainland and back. New Jersey native . . .
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4/12/12   Volume XLV, No. 15
On early spring nights with just the right conditions – rainy, over 40 degrees and no frozen ground – huge numbers of frogs, toads and salamanders suddenly respond to nature’s call. Venturing from their winter burrows in wooded uplands, they head to the marshy lowlands and vernal pools of their birth, where instinct leads them to return and mate. For the luckiest amphibians, there will be no roads along their route.  But for those whose paths are crossed by . . .
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4/5/12   Volume XLV, No. 14
Does the prospect of paying $5 per gallon for gasoline make you wish you could walk instead? If so, a recent Monmouth University poll shows you’re not alone.  People all across this state we’re in are looking for more “walkable” communities. Neighborhoods within walking distance of shopping, services and mass transit are termed “sustainable communities” in the Monmouth poll.  Two-thirds of New Jerseyans said that the Garden State needs . . .
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POSTS

Weather extremes may be New Jersey's new normal

Bald eagles and ospreys rebound in New Jersey

Pine Barrens prescribed fires: A renewal force

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea!

Energy efficiency saves money and land - and creates jobs!

The Pines of March

Trees are more social than you think!

New Jersey's geological 'layer cake'

Keeping the 'great' in Paterson's Great Falls

Some good news!

Take action to defend and protect land and water

Interested in ecology? Become a Rutgers Environmental Steward

2016 wins and losses for New Jersey's land and water

Kick off a healthy New Year with First Day hike

Energy infrastructure: the new sprawl

Two great books for connecting kids with nature

Why do some trees stay green while others lose their leaves?

Melting ice, rising seas, hotter planet

Our forests never sleep, even in winter!

Documentary brings Great Swamp battle back to life

Defending the land they loved

Four years after Sandy, rising sea levels predicted

New Jersey: Small state, big diversity

10 great natural areas for enjoying fall colors

Removing obsolete dams brings rivers back to life

Humpback whales a welcome sight off NJ coast

NJ wine industry boosts agritourism

For good health, bathe in a forest!

Let's NOT make a deal!

New Jersey's spectacular waterfalls

Urban trees boost health and land values

Blue Acres: A win-win for open space, owners of flooded homes

Get mosquitos to buzz off - naturally!

Flawed pipeline approval process needs reforms

Speak out for our Atlantic Ocean and coast!

Help Pokemon Go lead into outdoors and nature

NJ 4th in peaches; don't miss out on peach season!

Water, water everywhere - keep it safe to drink!

Growing beer in the Garden State

Celebrate NJ's Revolutionary War parks and open spaces on July 4

Override Governor's veto of open space bill

Taming the wild blueberry 100 years ago

Celebrate and take action during National Pollinator Week

Get on the Circuit for National Trails Day

New tax deduction would give boost to NJ non-profits

Best nature movies

Call on Governor Christie to sign the open space bill!

Native seed bank may provide ash trees of the future

Urban farms bring healthy local foods

National Park Service turns 100

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