Events in May
Northern Chapter Meetings
Friday, May 10: Stan Pukash, trillium master, has graciously invited us to tour his garden in Chester on Friday evening at 6:30 pm. Stan and his wife have been cultivating their native garden since 1996.
"Trillium Woods is primarily a woodland garden, with an adjacent butterfly garden patch. Within the nearly one-acre site are several micro-environments: dry, moist and wet with varying degrees of open, dappled and dense shade in the woodland section and mostly sun in the butterfly garden."
If you plan on joining us for this tour please RSVP to me at email@example.com and I will email you the address
We will then meet again on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm for our annual plant swap. Divide and share your natives with others and take home a few new treasures. Even if you don't have anything to bring please join us to pick up some new plants for your yard. We will meet upstairs at REI, discuss the plants, then swap.
Highland Park Chapter Meeting
This month we will have a joint meeting with the Northern Chapter to participate in the annual plant swap on Tue. May 28 at 7PM at REI. Please see above Northern Chapter meeting or below- plant sales/swap.
REI East Hanover Community Room 280 State Route 10 (West bound side), East Hanover, NJ 07936.
Also, if anyone is interested in carpooling please let me know soon and I will do my best to coordinate this.
Native Plant Sales / Swaps
The Northern Chapter of NPSNJ meet on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm for their annual plant swap. Divide and share your natives with others and take home a few new treasures. Even if you don't have anything to bring please join them to pick up some new plants for your yard. They will meet upstairs at REI, discuss the plants, then swap. For more information contact:)
REI East Hanover Community Room 280 State Route 10 (West bound side), East Hanover, NJ 07936
May 17 & 18
D&R Greenway Land Trust - Native Plant Nursery, Princeton, NJ
NATIVE PLANT SALE ALERT - THIS WEEKEND! (It's in PA)
2013 Open Farm Days with Native Plant Sale-- Free bucket of compost for attendees-- limit two per family-- please bring your own containers.
WHEN: Saturday/Sunday, May 11-12, May 18-19, and Saturday, May 25 | 10 am – 4pm-- rain or shine
WHERE: Yellow Springs Farm, 1165 Yellow Springs Rd., Chester Springs, PA
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve http://www.bhwp.org/resources/Plant-Sales.htm?utm_source=May+2013+e-news&utm_campaign=e+news&utm_medium=email
Rutgers Gardens (http://rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/springflowerfair.html) Rutgers Gardens has both native and non-native plants.
Cross Estate Gardens (http://www.crossestategardens.org/Events.htm) Cross Estate Gardens also has native and non native plants.
Join the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team and the Native Plant Society of NJ
for an Invasive Plant Buy Back sponsored by Duke Farms.
Dig up one of the 10 invasive species listed below from your yard and bring it, roots and all, to the Invasive Species Buy Back Tent where you can exchange it for a Native Plant. Native Plant, Supplies are limited, first come first serve and limit 1 per family. Native trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses will be available. 10AM – 2PM Saturday May 18th.
1. butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii)
2. Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinenses) – all cultivars
3. Wintercreeper (Euonymous fortunei)
4. burning bush (Euonymous alata or Euonymous alata compactus)
5. yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)
6. Japanese barberry (Berberis vulgaris or Berberis thunbergii)
7. English ivy (Hedera helix)
8. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
9. Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)
10. Clematis – Japanese or Fragrant (Clematis terniflora, Clematis flammula )
About Duke Farms: http://www.dukefarms.org/en/Visit/Plan-Your-Visit
Native Plant Sale at Peacock's
Date: Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th 2013. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm both days
Location: Peacock's Country Store, 2 Lindbergh Road, Ringoes NJ
Join us at Peacock's Country store, at the gateway to the Sourland Mountains. We'll be bringing a broad selection of native wildflowers and shrubs from our collection, plus some special plants we've raised small numbers of for fun or experiment.
Peacock's is just down the road from a number of great hiking destinations in the Sourlands, including the Hunterdon County Sourland Mountain Preserve, with its terrific boulder fields and forested streams.
Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education - presents
Hydrology of Wetlands
May 6, 2013
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By understanding the hydrology, you will understand the distribution and circulation of water in a wetland. If you are planning to delineate, manage, or construct a wetland, you will need to be able to identify and calculate the movement of water through the wetland.
This introductory one-day course combines both classroom instruction as well as hands-on field visitation to provide you with a basic understanding of how wetlands are created and sustained. In the morning, you will review the connection between soil, water, and vegetation which creates a wetland. After lunch, gain practical experience using a soil auger to investigate hydrologic evidence for wetland delineation, water table depth and evaluation, and Hydrogeomorphic Models (HGM’s) identification. For more information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0302ca.html