New in the Photo Gallery:
2 Native Orchids

According to the USDA distribution maps these beautiful orchids are native throughout most of NJ, however, we have a hard time finding them. They both bloom in the summer and we came across them in the pinebarens.

  White Fringed Orchid   Yellow Fringeless Orchid
White Fringed Orchid Yellow Fringeless Orchid

See them in our summer photo gallery:
summer photo gallery, white fringed orchid, yellow fringeless orchid.

NPSNJ Krajci Preserve
Has Come a Long Way

April 21: It was a special day, beautiful, with blue skies, a bit brisk, not unlike autumn, though it was Spring. Delightedly we even found some bloodroot blooming! The Krajci Preserve is composed of spectacular woodlands, with a small brook running through it.

The day's goals were to clear areas for the proposed trails, to construct steps for steep areas and to place stepping stones across the marshy wet areas for safe crossing.

krajci  krajci

Read more and find out all that was accomplished.

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The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.