Archive for January 2024

Does looking for weird ducks make you an odd duck?

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director If we say someone’s an “odd duck,” it means they have a quirky personality or unusual habits. The expression comes from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling,” in which (spoiler alert!) the little duck who doesn’t fit in with the rest of the flock is actually a…

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It’s past time to start respecting Earth’s boundaries!

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director We all have personal boundaries, the limits and rules we set for our relationships. When others don’t respect our boundaries, there can be trouble! People aren’t the only ones with boundaries. Mother Earth also has boundaries – the complex systems and processes that keep the planet stable and resilient. A…

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Governor Murphy disappoints with veto of invasive species bill

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Spring is months away, but as warmer weather arrives we can expect a familiar sight at garden centers and nurseries in New Jersey: a wide offering of non-native woody plants and perennials from foreign landscapes. These plants may be attractive, with blooms or fall colors that stand out in gardens,…

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