Pat Sutton, “Leave The Leaves & Dive Into Shade Gardening Instead.”

Stockton University 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ, United States

Do you work hard each autumn to rake up your leaves and take them away? Pat will open your eyes to a world of life hidden in those fallen leaves – a resource many gardeners undervalue. She will reveal the secret lives of butterflies and moths, bumblebees and other beneficial pollinators, as well as fireflies and salamanders, ... Read more


You might not think about bats very much in New Jersey, but did you know the Garden State is home to 9 different bat species? A recent report determined that over 50% of our native bats are considered at risk. Besides adding diversity and flair to local wildlife, New Jersey’s bats consume countless pest insects every single ... Read more

Pollinator Conservation in New Jersey with Robert Somes

North Branch Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, New Jersey, United States

Robert Somes will give an overview of pollinator conservation in NJ and discuss the diversity of native bees and their habitats along with habitat management and conservation practices for their benefit. Robert Somes is a Senior Zoologist for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Wildlife, Endangered and Non-game Species program and a Pinelands Regional Biologist ... Read more

September Wednesday Webinar – Sustaining Wildlife in Fall & Winter Gardens

Deb Ellis, Chair of our Essex Chapter and lifelong environmental advocate, will share which flowers and shrubs are well-suited to sustain wildlife through fall and winter. We will also discuss modernizing fall cleanup, how “leaving the leaves” can nurture your garden, and how native plants can serve as a home and winter food source for ... Read more

Native Plant Gardening 101

Tulpehaking Nature Center 157 Westcott Ave, Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Saturday, September 23, 2023. 10:00am- noon Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Trenton NJ 08610 Free. Register here ( Learn about the basics of starting a native plant garden. There is a native plant for every space no matter the conditions. Learn why native plants are important, how to design a garden using right plant, ... Read more

Garden Open House (Postponed due to weather)

Tour TWO Native Gardens! Stop by either location to do a self-guided tour or join a guided tour at the times listed below. Home Garden of Sarah Galloway (creator of "Wild in the Garden State") and Dave Comins, Ocean Township, NJ. Guided tours at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Ross Lake Park Native Plant Garden, ... Read more

Meet the Morris Chapter on Boonton Day

Swing by the newly formed Morris County chapter of the native plant society table as you walk our historic Main Street. Come and learn how you can incorporate natives into your landscaping or how you can get involved with our restoration projects throughout Morris County.

NY-NJ Trail Conference Tour

NY-NJ Trail Conference 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States

Join us for a get-together and tour of the extensive habitat garden at the headquarters of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. Tour this beautiful native plant garden, which Bergen-Passaic members have helped care for since its inception almost ten years ago, and learn about the Habitat Helpers program and other Trail Conference volunteer programs. Light Refreshments ... Read more

Seed Talk and Swap

Cooper Environmental Center 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ, United States

To Boil or Not to Boil, That is the Question! Learn About the Collection and Proper Treatment of Native Seeds, with Randi Eckel Different types of seeds require different treatments to get them to grow. (Hammers? Drills? Boiling water?) Join us on October 5, from 5:00pm-8:00pm for a discussion of how to properly collect, store ... Read more

Self-Drive Trip to Duke Farms

Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, New Jersey, United States

Join us for a self-drive trip to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. We will meet our guide, Lisa Davies, at the Farm Barn Orientation Center at 9:45 am for a 90-minute tour, which will finish in time for lunch. Lunch will be on your own. There is a small cafe on site, you may bring ... Read more

Hackensack Riverkeeper Cruise Hosted by the Hudson Chapter (SOLD OUT)

Hackensack Riverkeeper

This event is now sold out.Come join us for an incredible journey on the Hackensack River, through the marshes of the New Jersey Meadowlands, on the Hackensack River Keeper Cruise. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $30 per person. Directions will be sent to those who register. Most Eco-Cruises include 2 ½ hours on the water ... Read more


Join the Hudson Chapter’s Potluck Lunch & Plant Swap

Canco Park 47 Dey Street, Jersey City, NJ, United States

Canco Park 57 Dey St @ Senate PL, Jersey City, NJ Plug GiveawayBring an invasive plant to swap RSVP Here or email Bring Your Favorite Dish or Beverage to Share!


Where do Butterflies go in Winter? The Critical Role of Proper Winter Garden care with Dr. Randi Eckel.

Gardeners spend the growing season working hard to create gardens of beauty that attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We often forget how crucial late fall, winter, and early spring care of our garden spaces is to overwintering creatures large and small. Randi will discuss how (and where!) wildlife overwinters in our gardens, and how to manage ... Read more

Flat Rock Brook Great Fall Festival

Flat Rock Brook 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey, United States

Join the Native Plant Society at the Great Fall Festival at Flat Rock Brook. Stope by our table for a fun activity. Flat Rock Brook will be live blue grass music, canoe rides around Quarry Pont, guided hikes, nature crafts, raptor presentations as well as new attractions like archery, Englewood's own K9 unit and seasonal ... Read more

Ann-Marie Woods, “Life With Moths.”

Stockton University 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, New Jersey, United States

Take a sweeping ride and discover moths living in the NJ pinelands, along the bayshore, and on barrier islands. Moths live everywhere and perform crucial, seldom-recognized roles in the ecosystem. An evolving tale of discovery and nurture – it’s a changing tide in terms of how gardeners interact with nature. This will be an in-person ... Read more

History In The Leaves: Field Clues to Land Use History

The North Branch Library 65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ, United States

with Jared Rosenbaum The plant communities found in wild areas are as much indicators of prior human land use as of “natural” conditions. How can we decipher clues to prior land use as we work in the field? Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants as he describes methods for interpreting the history of ... Read more

October Wednesday Webinar – A Unique View of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Join Garrett White, Refuge Biological Technician, for a special tour of the plants and wildlife of Tinicum. Pressed between Southwest Philly to the West and Philadelphia International Airport to the East, this special wetland oasis is unique in its proximity to the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Interstate 95 and one of the busiest airports in America. Register ... Read more

Invasive Plants and Their Impact on Our Environment. Are they Growing in Your Back yard?

East Brunswick Library 2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

We are delighted to announce the following lecture by Hubert Ling, PhD, former NPSNJ president, at the East Brunswick Public Library or on zoom. Invasive Plants and Their Impact on Our Environment. Are they Growing in Your Back yard? Invasive plants, decrease the ecological health of our world, decrease available food and nesting areas, reduce biological diversity, and ... Read more

Hudson County Chapter “Garden Open Day”

Peace Care St. Joseph's 537 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Join us for a tour of a restoration garden in progress. Through the help of the NPSNJ Hudson Gives fundraiser and the Xerxes Society grant, members of the Hudson Chapter of NPSNJ spent the summer creating a pollinator garden for the residents and staff at the Peace Care St. Joseph's Healing Garden to find respite. ... Read more