The Friends' Blog
|Posted by Friends EB EC on April 10, 2015 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Friends EB EC on April 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 PM: Screening of the documentary "Rescuing the River, the Raritan" at The Unitarian Society (176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ). Please join us! Jeff Tittel, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, will be a part of our discussion/question and answer session. Refreshments and meet & greet.
This documentary tells the story of New Jersey's Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on April 7, 2015 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Beekman Road will be closed tonight for amphibian protection.
The road will block to car traffic from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.
For more infomation - http [:/] /www.friendsebec.com/salamandercrossing.htm
IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT SAFETY AND FLAS...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on April 3, 2015 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Beekman Road will be closed tonight. The temperature tonight will be the warmest we've seen since last fall. Combined with the rain, this is perfect amphibian weather. We don't know if the migration to the pools is over yet (it often comes in waves and different species move toward the vernal pools at different times during the spring) but it is still early in the season and we want to be sure we protect anything that might be moving around in this warm, wet weather. Reports from the pools la...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
of Middlesex County
Calendar of Events
Unless otherwise noted, the following events take place at the EARTH Center, located in
Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ.
For info on any program contact 732-398-5260.
GPS Coordinates to our facility are N 40° 24.760, W 74...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2015 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
It appears that a dry slot is developing and the rainfall period is contracting to lighter showers and a shorter period and temperatures are dropping faster than forecast earlier today. This forecast is not particularly good for triggering much movement.
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Working with New Jersey Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, (D-18th District), The
Friends of the East Brunswick (NJ) Environmental Commission, which started
and coordinates National Moth Week, has launched an effort to name the Io
moth as the official New Jersey State Moth.
On March 26, Pinkin introduced the bill calling for the Io (*...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 27, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
LAST NIGHT WAS AMAZING!!! The number of people that came out to Beekman to see the migration was huge, easily over a hundred!!!. So many families and children. I suspect everyone got to see at least one spotted salamander and many spring peepers. All night there were so many spring peepers the road looked like popcorn popping. But it was the spotteds that stole the show. Things started out slow because it wound up drier than expected with just a few until about 9 or so. Then with rain coming ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Last Night: Last night Beekman Road was closed out of an abundance of caution due to the varying forecasts that seemed to suggest temperatures in the mid-40’s and intermittent rain. Despite some decent showers mid-day and perfectly timed heavier rain right around dark, the temperatures fell to 40. In the past, we have seen salamanders on these kind of nights. But last night, reports from the road were that there was no migration or amphibian movement. Such is the joy of try...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 25, 2015 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission is closely watching the weather and checking various weather outlets for the most up to date forecasts. Given the potential for precipitation (fortunately, finally liquid!!!) for tonight and tomorrow we are currently planning on closing the road both nights. There is some variability in the forecasts for tonight with some predicting showers or light rain as early as the late afternoon and others not until much later at night. All show...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 25, 2015 at 8:45 AM||comments (1)|
Despite relatively cold temperatures there have been big changes at the vernal pools this week. A few days ago most of the ice was gone. We are carefully watching the weather and may close the road tonight and tomorrow night. The forecast for today looks like showers developing by late afternoon and temps in the mid-40’s. The showers\rain are forecast to continue throughout the night and then tomorrow looks to be very warm and rainy. Here is a photo of the larger vernal pool from Sunday...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 15, 2015 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
March 15 - Beekman Road will be closed for the first time tonight.
The Friends of the EBEC has been continually monitoring the weather and the vernal pools and has decided to close the road tonight for a variety of factors noted below. Please read the critically important safety notes below and follow them completely.
As for the salamander migration, a steady rain began overnight in the early morning hours and is forecast to con...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM||comments (3)|
Dave has been monitoring the weather and talking to field ecologists in the last 24 hours. The rainfall has been pushed back even later and the temperatures don't seem like they will get as warm as forecast earlier. When it does finally start raining they look to be in the upper 30's too which is cold. Dave also checked Beekman and there has been a lot of melting in the last 48 hours but the woods still have a decent amount of snow. He also lifted a bunch of logs and it is still pretty ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 12, 2015 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
The Friends EBEC are continually monitoring the weather forecast and the ground near Beekman Road vernal pools for optimal migration conditions. This weekend is shaping up nicely. Between now and then temps are forecast to be mild or at least near normal. Rainfall is expected to begin late Friday night or very early Saturday morning and continue all day through Saturday, possibly even as late as 9pm. Rainfall totals look high with 3/4 to an inch possible. Humidity Friday night prec...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on March 12, 2015 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
With the warm temprature and rain in the forecast, salamander migration may start soon. Updates and information on road closing will by published here, and on our Facebook and Twitter. PLEASE read the safety reminders below.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT SAFETY AND FLASHLIGHTS
Be carful when you park - there is a big ditch next to the parki...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on February 6, 2015 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Stay connected with the mobile application for the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, home of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Access our publications, news, events, county office locations, and more.
How to Get the App
Follow the links below to access our app on the https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rutgers-new-jersey-agricultural/id945484300?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple iTunes store andRead Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Friends EB EC on February 2, 2015 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Verona officials are cracking down on idling vehicles. Recently, the Township Council passed a resolution banning drivers from leaving their cars running while parked for an extended period of time.
The resolution approved at a Jan. 20 meeting reinforces existing state law, which prohibits idling in a car or truck beyond three minutes w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Friends EB EC on January 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Since 1968, the Rutgers Geology Museum has hosted an annual Open House and Mineral sale every January. The mineral sale is one of the largest in New Jersey, and has continued to draw hundreds of visitors every year.
Held every year on the last Saturday in January. Events take place between 9 am and 4 pm in the Geology Museum and Scott Hall on the College Avenue Campus. Check out the following links for the a...Read Full Post »