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Earth Day Reflections

As Earth Day approaches on Friday, April 22nd I’m taking stock of the many small ways the staff at the Arboretum celebrate earth day every day.

·       We plant gardens

·       We water certain gard...

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Starting May 4th You'll Need These Reusable Bags!

Beginning on May 4, 2022, New Jersey will ban single-use plastic bags, as well as paper bags at large grocery stores. Back in November 2020, the bill to ban bags was signed into law, but allowed for an 18-month grace period to give stores and consumers to time to prepare.

 Large grocery stores, such as Shop-Rite, Acme, and Trader Joe’s, will no longer be allowed to offer you paper bags! However, non-grocery and retail stores, like your favorite boutique, will still be able to hand y...

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Arboretum Afternoons/Snowflake Bentley

This Winter, we’ll be embracing the chilly weather by learning about the amazing adaptations of Arctic animals, the (sadly diminishing) grandness of glaciers – and about those fascinating and fleeting phenomena of the season – snowflakes.  I can be conflicted about the winter cold, but never about the wonder of noticing small things!

That we know as much as we do about snowflakes/snow crystals – their structure, variation, uniqueness – we owe to a remarkable fellow who was a...

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