Outdoors

July 22, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - State Assemblyman Sterley S. Stanley will present a joint legislative resolution honoring National Moth Week, an international citizen science project founded in East Brunswick, at a township-wide moth night at Community Park on Friday, July 23. The presentation will take ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Blue jays, robins, grackles and starlings in New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states have been afflicted with an unknown disease that has killed several dozen birds in the state. Dr. Nicole Lewis, state Division of Fish & Wildlife veterinarian, has collected several of the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The community pools and spray parks operated by the borough's Recreation Department open this week. Beginning Tuesday, June 22, weather permitting, the spray parks at John Long Park on Mercer Street will be open from 11 a,n,-4 p.m. and Michael Lepp Park on Park Avenue will be ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Agriculture will be holding their "Agriculture in Action" open house on Sunday, June 20 at Norz Hill Farm and Market, 120 South Branch Road from noon-4 p.m. Visitors to Ag in Action will get to enjoy free hayrides through the farm's crops and visit ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - They're back. Billions of cicadas are emerging from beneath the ground in the northeastern United States, and New Jersey will have more than its share of the noisy insects to contend with during the summer months. Be prepared for shedded shells, insect romance and the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey along with Girl Scouts across the country are collaborating to plant five million trees by 2026 to help wildlife, improve the environment and greatly expand the amount of tree cover. Girl Scouts have been strong advocates and stewards of the ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – Spring is here and the warmer temperatures and beautiful display of flowering trees, daffodils and tulips beckon us outdoors to enjoy our parks.  Daffodil lovers in particular are encouraged to visit the perennial garden at Colonial Park Gardens, 156 Mettlers Road, this weekend ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms is expanding its hours of operation effective April 1, and has announced the 2021 resumption of the popular Sunday Farmers' Market on May 2. On April 1st, Duke Farms will reopen Tuesday - Saturday from 8:30am-6pm. Reservations for visitors in cars are required for ...

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    BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has canceled the 2021 Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks show at North Branch Park and the Somerset County 4H also announced Thursday that for the second year in a row, the Somerset County 4-H Fair scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the second of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg March 2 at 6:04 a.m. The first egg hatched on Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. A third egg has yet to hatch. The eggs ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mother Nature has delivered once again, with the first of three American Bald Eagle chicks cracking its egg Feb. 26 in the sturdy nest atop an 80-foot Sycamore tree at Duke Farms. The eggs appeared in the nest three days apart, the first on Jan. 17, the second, Jan. 20 and the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of County Commissioners will expand an Open Space program to include funding for active and passive municipal recreational spaces such as athletic fields, parks, picnic areas, trails, exercise paths, and other projects. The goal is to continue large ...

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EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP - A decades-long vision of establishing a 1,150-acre nature preserve in the Sourland Mountains was just realized with the purchase of an additional 110 acres of farmland and forest in Hunterdon County. The preserve straddles the border of Hunterdon and Hillsborough in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Foundation (SCPF) has been awarded contracts for a $4,000 Forest Stewardship grant and an $8,000 Wildlife grant from the US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. The funds will be supplemented by a $9,000 matching grant ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – More than 500 Duke Farms Community gardeners and farmers affiliated with the environmental learning center and nature preserve have donated six tons of food to area food pantries and nutrition programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke Farms pivoted their farming and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - From now through November, residents are invited to venture to the Washington Valley Park Hawk Watch Area, off Vosseller Avenue at the end of Miller Lane in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater to experience the migration of raptors on their annual journey south. Due to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation that would create “Protect Pollinator” license plates to help protect New Jersey’s native pollinators has passed the State Senate. “New Jersey would not be the Garden State without the help it gets from its native pollinators,” said Bateman ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Preserving the unique natural environment of the Sourland Mountain, located in Hillsborough and Montgomery townships, has been a priority for Somerset County since the early 1970s. The county recently added a 23.68-acre parcel of wooded land to the Sourland Mountain Preserve by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture released information and instructions for residents who find the Spotted Lanternfly on their properties, and Somerset County is one of the locations being quarantined because of the number of reported sightings. Residents from all over ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has rescinded a plan to restrict access to some areas of Washington Valley Park and has called off a Wednesday night meeting to discuss the plan. The park commission instead will work more closely with the Bridgewater Township Police ...

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