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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County Garden Field Day/Open House

Posted by Friends EB EC on August 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


On Saturday, August 16, The EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, will host their Garden Field Day/Open House from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event will take place in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave. South Brunswick, NJ and is great day of fun for the family in a beautiful park setting (raindate for the event will be August 17). Join us for 2014’s...

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Moths & Butterflies - book display at The Library

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Visit the East Brunswick Public Library for a display of children books about moths and butterflies.

Photo credit: Donna McEvoy


Why moths?

 

  • Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
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New Jersey is Where it all Started

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We’re proud that National Moth Week started in New Jersey in 2012 by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. With its varied geography from seashore to mountains, New Jersey is a great state in which to observe and document moths in their habitats.

Public events for National Moth Week in New Jersey are scheduled from the northern reaches of the s...

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EB Environmental Commission's Big Day of Birding East Brunswick on May 3rd, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on May 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Osprey,   Photo credit: Steven Albert

Steven Albert, East Brusnwick Environmetnal Commission member, led the the EB Environmental Commission's Big Day of Birding East Brunswick on May 3rd, 201. He sent us this report:

A small group birded around town.  East Brunswick has a variety of e...

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Spring work day at Butterfly Park

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to all Friends and Youth council volunteers who helped weed and mulch at the park.


Salamander update #13

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sally the salamander visited Warnsdorfer and Lawrence Brook elementaty shcools, where the students gathered information on the annual amphibian migration as part of the “Why does the salamander cross the road?” unit of study. (http://www.ebnet.org/files/filesystem/Enews4-10.pdf)


O...

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Native Plant Sale

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Musconetcong Watershed Association will hold its annual

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 26, 9AM - 2PM

Location: 10 Maple Ave. Asbury, NJ

• Promote use of Native Plants

• High quality Perennials / Trees & Shrubs

• North American...

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Rutgers Energy Institute - Ninth Annual Energy Symposium on May 6, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Rutgers Energy Institute - Ninth Annual Energy Symposium on May 6, 2014

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Butterfly Park - Work Day Back to calendar

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Butterfly Park - Work Day


Saturday April 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
260 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (

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Help Mulch and Groom Flower Beds in Butterfly Park

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission invites volunteers to help mulch and groom the flower beds in Butterfly Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19. The park is located adjacent to Great Oak Park at Winton Road and Ryders Lane. Parking lot entrance is on Rues Lane.

 

Volunteers should bring gloves and may also bring shovels. Groups are also welcome to help.

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Salamander update #12 - Beekman Road will be closed tonight for amphibian protection

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Beekman Road will be closed today, Monday, April 7, for amphibian migration.

The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

It is possible that the whole population of spotted salamanders have already migrated to the veranl pool during pevious rainy nighs. However,  we decided to clost the road tonight beacuse the ground is wet, the rain continues, and the tempratures are high enough for amphib...

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Farmers Market - Sunday, April 6, 10am-2pm at the EB CAC

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

East Brunswick Spring Farmers Market

Sunday, April 6, 10am-2pm, at the EB Community Arts Center

 721 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816  
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Community Garden plots update

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

All plots have been assigned for 2014. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for any plot that opens up, please submit the registration form (click link below) but do not yet send payment. You will be notified if a plot becomes available and can submit payment at that time.

http://www.friendsebec.com/gardenregistraion.htm

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Spring cleaning - donate gardening tools

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have garden tools you no longer use? Wheelbarrow that is taking space in your garage? An old lawnmower that was replaced by a new one?

Donate any garden tools, wheelbarrows and lawnmowers to The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. The tools will be used at the East Brunswick Community Garden and at Butterfly Park.

Only items in working condition, please.

Please contact us for pickup –...

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Spring Farmers Market - April 6, 10am-2pm

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us for the spring Farmers Market.

Join Farmers and vendors for all types of farm raised products and assorted other goodies.

10am-2pm at the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center.

 For a vendor list, please visit www.friendsebec.com


Today is the last day to support Butterfly Park when you shop at Macy's

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Support Butterfly Park when you shop at Macy's

Butterfly Park has been selected for “

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension April 2014 Events

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

of Middlesex County

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Salamander Migration Update #11

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Beekman Road will be closed today, Sunday, March 30, for amphibian migration.

The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

Although there were many spring peepers, no salamanders were found crossing the road yesterday. It is possible that the whole population if spotted salamanders made it to the veranl pool. However,  we decided to clost the road tonight beacuse the ground is wet, the rain continues, and the tempratures are high enough for amphibian activit...

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