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The Great Outdoors

True Blue

People comment to me about seeing bluebirds as they pursue their outdoor activities. This is no fluke; Citizens United Maurice River, Atlantic Audubon Society, and the NJ Bluebird Society (NJBBS)

Funnel of Fun

If you have been reading our column you know we’ve been travelling the Bayshore Heritage Byway and checking out places to visit along the route as we prepare our All-American

Ye Greate Street

As you may recall from last week’s article, I’ve been travelling to the Bayshore Heritage Byway to do some exploring and to help prepare an All-American Road application. In these

Historic Gems

Last year one of our articles introduced readers to the 142-mile NJ Bayshore Heritage Byway, along with all its spurs. This is one of eight such routes in the state,

Spring Prizes

One of my co-workers and I went on a social distancing hike to try to create a virtual experience for CU members. Our plan was to walk Millville’s Bicycle and

Sweet Memories

This past week I was reminded by the flowering of the red maples (Acer rubrum) of one of the more interesting exploits that “we” tried, over two decades ago. While

Red Maple Facts

Red maples (Acer rubrum) are common in New Jersey. They have a smooth, silvery-gray bark. A quick growing tree, reaching heights of 40 to 70 feet and with a diameter

Ant Amnesty

It was time for our annual termite inspection a few weeks ago. I met the exterminator at the house and thankfully the termites are apparently not dining in, or at

Art Enlightens

For thousands of years, people have celebrated the beauty of the world around them by drawing local landscapes, animals, plants, fish, insects, everything from the earth to minutiae that most