One of New Jersey's rarest sedges has been re-located near the site it was originally collected. Read the species account provided on the Noteworthy Collections page accessible under the News tab at the top of the Flora of New Jersey home page. Anyone who has seen this species recently can add their sighting to this descriptionby contacting Joe Arsenault, FNJP corridinator. JRA, 7/2013 … [Read more...] about Noteworthy Species: Cyperus pseudovegetus Steudel
The Flora's 1/4ly meeting is again a phone conference to accomodate our participants. The conference call will be scheduled for 7 PM rather than our ealy morning events. We have selected the evening time to allow for a full day of bush wacking and new explorations, or just a day at the shore since July is an active summer month for our botanists. The call in numer and participant code is available on the events page. I hope we have you as a call in participant. Joe Arsenault, FNJP … [Read more...] about July 28 2013 Quarterly Meeting Scheduled
Anyone living in an oak dominated part of New Jersey is experiencing one of natures most dramatic acts: the explosion of the 17 year cicada. These wild creates have emerged from a 17 year sleep and like crazed teenagers they have few things on their minds and sex is at the top! Bulging eyes and a deafening sound creates a surreal scene in the woodlands. The 2" long bugs creep out of the ground, stiffen their wings and fly toward the nearest calling group. As the number swell so does the … [Read more...] about What’s all the buzz?
Three Flora of New Jersey Project members have produced a unique review of the rare plants found in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The authors, three well versed expert New Jersey flora botanists, Wayne Ferren, Russell Juelg and Bill Olson, have taken a critical view of the flora rarity. In this paper are provided a set of characters that help define the distribution and plant ecology of many of the Pine Barrens rarities. The authors provide a system of classification and nomenclature for … [Read more...] about Rare Plants of the New Jersey Pine Barrens: New FNJP Publication Available
The 2013 meeting dates are now posted on the events calander. The dates and times are: February 16, 2013; Saturday @ 10AM April 20, 2013; Saturday @ 10AM July 28, 2013 (7PM Sunday evening) October 5, 2013; Saturday @10AM We are interacting by teleconference calls this year due to the high gas prices. Please check the Events calander to obtain the conference call in numbers. Contact Joe Arsenault, FNJP Chairperson, if you have questions or comments (856-697-6044; NJPlants@aol.com) … [Read more...] about 2013 Meeting Dates Announced