One of our State's botanists, Kerry Barringer, has updated the regional lists for our diminutive friends the mosses, liverworts, and slimemold. Kerry's passion for this group of small plants and the fascinating slime molds has yielded a great web site with modern taxonomic lists of species. The lists are annotated with collection history and county wide information making them an important contribution to the knowledge on ther Flora of New Jersey. Kerry's lists can be … [Read more...] about Updated lists for NJ Bryophytes and Slime Molds now available on line
Lidar, light distance and ranging, is a relatively new technological advance in imaging. Using lasers mounted on planes or ground based vehicles, this device captures millions of distance measurements that can be manipulated using computer software to produce visual displays that are both spectacular and more acturate than normal photography. A recent National Geographic television show provided a glimpse of how useful this imagry is for archaeology. The researchers have used … [Read more...] about Lidar as a tool for botanical surveys
Flora of New Jersey Project Followers: The November Plant of the Month & Guess This Plant were missing from the web site for an unknown reason. FNJP apologizes for its absence. Posts were made yet they failed to appear on the home page. I have corrected the problem and the posts are now available for the December pages. I'll recycle this year's November plant selections in the 2018 season. Sorry for the delay. Joe Arsenault Flora of New Jersey Project, … [Read more...] about November’s Plant of Month and Guess That Plant Absence
Our good friend and colleauge, Bill Olson, passed away in sleep in NE Pennsylvania. Bill was living in Lacawanna County, close to his brother Ed and sister in law Sheryl. According to the information available to me, Bill died in his sleep at his apartment a few days ago, approximately May 27, 2017. There will be a small memorial service conducted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00PM in the Shady Lane Cemetery, Shady Lane Road, South Abington Township, Pennsylvania. For … [Read more...] about Bill Olson, the founding member of FNJP passes away
Sometimes, you just have to make a double take on what passes as knowledge. As I inspect a batch of 5,000 year old animal bones, charred hickory nuts and processing stones from an archaeological dig dated to the late middle archaic through the late archaic cultural phases, I began to read an article posted on my internet provider stating, "stone aged diet may actually include plants and barbecue." Who would have ever think man before our modern age knew how to use fire and knew what plants … [Read more...] about Who would have guessed, pre-historic man ate plants and used fire!