Making a difference in your garden with Randi Eckel President of Native Plant Society of New Jersey Trees are shrubs are such a critical element in any landscape – providing both shade and visual appeal. Native plantings not only enhance our gardens but support a vast array of wildlife. A review of some of the ... Read more
The Sussex Chapter's regular monthly meeting is moved back one week due to the library setting up for Election Day 11/6/23. The meeting will take place at the Sussex-Wantage branch of the library at 7pm.
Our own chapter members will showcase their experiences at our November event. First, we will have two short slide shows exploring the gardens of Steve Jasiecki and Len Walk. Then, we will open the floor for a Show & Tell exercise (back by popular demand) "What's Your Favorite Tool?" Steve and Len will tell us ... Read more
The objective of Patchwork for Wildlife is to create a significant area of eco-friendly landscaping in a town by focusing on one yard at a time. Take a break from the hustle & bustle of the holiday season to learn about the impact this environmental improvement project had in the nearby Lake Como section of ... Read more
Celebrate the holiday season with the Hudson Chapter! Create your own holiday classic style holiday wreath decoration – a beautiful fresh 16” evergreen wreath using various types of pine, cedar, cypress, and holly. These contrasting greens will be wire-wrapped onto a metal form; making a long-lasting attractive display. Add decorative pine cones and a colorful ... Read more
Native Plant Nursery Series This three-part series will teach participants how to grow native plants for chapter activities as well as their own use. The plan is to propagate about 40 different species of native plants with each participant growing four species. All seeds and materials needed will be provided free of charge to participants. This ... Read more
SOLD OUTWe apologize if you missed your chance, but this was our most popular event ever and sold out within minutes.
Join Mike Lefebvre and learn about the common plants found in DeKorte Park in the Meadowlands, a truly unique gem! Mike Lefebvre is a naturalist who has led Plant ID Walks and Talks for the FYKE Nature Association, Friends of the Bonsal Preserve (Montclair) the Friends of the NJ School of Conservation (Stokes State Forest) ... Read more
Mary Anne Borge, Founder of The Natural Web, a website dedicated to exploring, understanding and enjoying the plants and critter around us, will present Wildflowers in Winter, via Zoom. Participants will learn how to identify the standing winter skeletons of some common native plants in winter, what characteristics to look for including the common types ... Read more
Best-selling author Dr. Doug Tallamy, professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of Nature's Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks, as well as founding member of Homegrown National Park, will present on what you can do to fight climate change, create climate resiliency, and create beauty in your ... Read more
Native seeds, plus vegetable, annual, and perennial seeds are all welcome, however, invasive seeds will be refused. Place your seeds in a sealed envelope or Ziploc bag, labeled with the plant name, year collected, where it was bought or collected from, and a photo of the pant (optional). Throughout January, if possible, please bring your ... Read more
Our first Sussex Chapter meeting of 2024 will be Monday, Feb.5th at 7:00pm in person at the Sussex-Wantage library. We will be hosting Robert Somes, Senior Zoologist for the Pinelands Region with the NJDEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program. He will be presenting an overview of endangered species in NJ. Join us for an informative ... Read more
Wild in the Garden State is the story of connecting to the natural world in suburban New Jersey. Dave and Sarah are city transplants with no gardening experience who want a beautiful, ecological garden. The documentary short (30 minutes) will attract experienced and new gardeners who want to spend less time maintaining a pristine — ... Read more
UPDATE - Registration closed due to overwhelming demand Jason Goldman, of Flower to the People, will take you along on a celebration of native plant ecology. Together we'll take a deep dive into the science of flowers, trees, bees, butterflies, and birds. You'll walk away from this engaging presentation with a greater appreciation for the ... Read more
Join us for a winter walk at the Celery Farm. Mike Lefebvre will talk about tree identification in the winter. We may even see some Skunk Cabbage starting to come up! Mike Lefebvre is a naturalist who has led Plant ID Walks and Talks for the FYKE Nature Association, Friends of the Bonsal Preserve (Montclair) ... Read more