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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .