Archive for February 2020

Leading the spring parade

“Along the river, over the hills, in the ground, in the sky, spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm, new life, new beauty, unfolding, unrolling in glorious exuberant extravagance  –  new birds in their nests, new winged creatures in the air, and new leaves, new flowers spreading, shining, rejoicing everywhere.” -John Muir, naturalist and…

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Tunnel vision: helping wildlife cross the road

Why did the turtle cross the road? Probably to look for a place to lay her eggs. The better question might be: Can she get to the other side? The answer: Only if she’s lucky. New Jersey’s vast network of roads with high-speed traffic can be dangerous for small, slow-moving reptiles like turtles and snakes…

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Seeing miracles in the Sourlands

“Everyone wants to witness a miracle. Yet, if Walt Whitman was right and we are actually witnessing them every day, why aren’t we more aware of our good fortune? Isn’t it … miraculous that trees have sensors that can detect the length of daylight? Or that trees can ‘eat’ sunlight and turn it into nourishment…

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Great New Jersey nature destinations

New Jersey has an amazing diversity of landscapes, and every region has a unique assemblage of native plants and animals, geological features and history. Want to explore this state we’re in’s incredible natural diversity? Nothing tells the stories better than New Jersey’s environmental centers and science museums. These centers are gems for nature lovers of…

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