NPSNJ Krajci Preserve
Volunteer Trail Work Day

The Trail Work Day is being Rescheduled to
April 21

March 24, 2018 10:00-4:00
Snow date March 31, 10:00-4:00  

Come for a few hours or stay all day.
NPSNJ's very own piece of natural land in Holland Township.

Come join other members of the NJ Native Plant Society and do something truly valuable this weekend: make a trail into the Krajci Preserve.  

To volunteer, email us at

Water and Chocolate Chip Cookies with be supplied. Come join other members of the NJ Native Plant Society and do something truly valuable this weekend: make a trail into the Krajci Preserve. Come for a few hours or stay all day. There is limited roadside parking, so please car pool with a friend!  

Bring tools such as shovels, hoes, loppers, rakes, pruning saws, gloves and knee pads.  

Donated to the Native Plant Society of New Jersey in 1991, this .9 acre property is located in rural Holland Township. Steep slopes, small area and a stream through the middle make this lot a challenge for trail building. This lot has remained mainly in a natural state for a hundred years. A year ago volunteers removed most of the invasive multiflora rose that prohibited access to the property.  

Now we need a trail system to make it possible for visitors to access the property. 


We have mapped out a route for two loop trails but need volunteers to construct the trail with steps for steep areas and stepping stones for wet areas. We will use materials found on the property to create any constructed features we need such as the steps and marshy area crossing. 

Directions. From Rt. 519, north of Milford, turn right onto Church Road. Church Rd. to Amsterdam Rd. on the right, Amsterdam Rd. to Alfalfa Hill Rd. Look for Mailbox 101 on the left. 

GPS: 101 Alfalfa Hill Road, Milford, NJ 

New in the Photo Gallery:
2 Native Orchids

This summer (2017) we were able to go on many hikes and were able to see many plants that are rare/endangered in NJ. I am hoping to generate a bunch of photo pages over the winter.

We are so fortunate to have the pine barrens right in our state. There are only twenty inland pine barrens left in the entire world.

Here are two Platanthera's from the pine barrens.

 Yellow Fringed Orchid - P. ciliaris               Yellow Crested Orchid - P. cristata
Rose Pogonia Orchid Grass Pink Orchid

Read more about them in our summer photo gallery:
summer photo gallery, Yellow Fringed Orchid, Yellow Crested Orchid.

A walk in the woods:

It was finally a cool autumn day and we wanted to just get out and enjoy the fresh air and the woods even though the flowers are almost all gone. With Hubert there is always something interesting to see. We went to the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

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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.