Nature Around Us Column

CU and SNJ Today are collaborating to explore topics which may be of interest to their readership. The resulting articles have been appearing in Nature Around Us and in their Feature section. We are especially impressed by SNJ Today’s curiosity about our region’s natural wonders and their interest in reporting good news about our area! If you would like to see full online copies of their weekly paper SNJ Today click here.

Articles are listed by topic and then alphabetically. Simply click on an article name to view it.

Topics Article Name Date Published

CU Maurice River

About CU Maurice River What is CU Maurice River? 08/22/18
Annual Volunteer Awards CU Maurice River Volunteers 11/28/18
Annual World Series of Birding May 2019 World Series… Baseball? No, but the 2019 World Series of Birding 05/22/19
Corporate Stewardship Program Get Your Green On 01/23/19
CU Maurice River / Millville's Wildlife Garden Garden Party 05/29/19
DAR Conservation Award Dave and Sue Fenili Earn DAR Award for Leadership in Conservation 12/5/18
Wild and Scenic Federal Designation 25 Years of Wild and Scenic 09/5/18

Cultural History Sense of Place

Last Diked Farm Maurice River Burcham Farm 06/26/19
Maurice River Origins of Names of Local Rivers Misty Maurice River 10/10/18
Origins of the Jersey Devil Devilish Detour? 10/30/19
Sturgeon, Maurice River, Bayside A Tree, A Boy and A Fish 09/4/19


A chipmunk's abode Let’s Get Cheeky 10/2/19
Bats Halloween Icon 10/16/19
Blue Crab NJ DE Bayshore Coastal Delicacy 07/3/19
Chiggers Having a Party? A Chiggers Gala 08/7/19
Common Buckeye The Common Beauty 09/18/19
Eastern Box Turtle The Box Turtle 11/7/18
Eastern cottontail prolific breeders Cottontail 05/1/19
Eastern Gray Squirrel Nutty or Wise? 12/26/18
Great horned owl Who Gives a Hoot? 02/6/19
Horseshoe crab Miracle Workers 05/15/19
Magnificent Bryozoan (Pectinatella magnifica) Magnificent Blob 11/13/19
Mosquito Prevention/ Life History Pesky Mosquitoes 08/14/19
Osprey recovery Ospreys Back From the Brink 04/3/19
Phantom Crane Fly (getting children out-of-doors) Phantom On the Trail 07/10/19
Purple Martin Staging Area Maurice River View Purple Martins 08/1/18
Screech Owls Saucer-Eyed Tenants 03/6/19
Skunks Raising a Stink 08/28/19
Snow geese Snow Geese 01/9/19
Spider webs Designs on Spooky 10/9/19
Sturgeon, Maurice River, Bayside A Tree, A Boy and A Fish 09/4/19
Virginia Opossum Oh-Possum 11/21/18
Walkingstick Stick Figures 05/8/19
White-Footed Mouse & Christmas Chris Mouse 12/19/18
White-tailed Deer Deer Me! 10/31/18
White-tailed deer communication In the Mood 11/6/19
Wild Turkeys Let’s Talk Turkey 11/14/18
Wildlife and Lead Poisoning Deadly Lead 02/20/19
Young Osprey First Flights Flights of Fancy 07/17/19


Acorns; from humble beginnings grows a mighty oak From an Acorn 09/25/19
Allelopathy And Past Land Use Detective Games 06/19/19
American Beech Hanging On 10/23/19
Autumn Foliage Shades of Autumn 10/3/18
Goldenrod Nothing to Sneeze At 09/11/19
Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis A Gem or Weed? 06/12/19
Spahagnum Moss Marvelous Moss 12/12/18


Adding Native Plants to Your Garden TransGarden 04/17/19
Backyard Habitat Eat Like a Bird 02/13/19
Biodiversity Two Places, One Planet 01/30/19
Dead Trees as Habitat Wanted Dead or Alive 10/17/18
Exotic Animals and Plants Exotic Animals and Plants 04/10/19
Maurice River Wetlands Don’t Drain the Swamp 10/24/18
Monofilament Mind Your Line 07/31/19
Siting Wind and Solar Power Alternative Energy – Location, Location, Location 06/5/19
WheatonArts Annual EcoFair CU At the WheatonArts Ecofair 04/24/19
Wild Rice Marshes Fall Feast 09/26/18

Natural History

Website Seasonal Natural History Calendar Eventful August 08/29/18

Recreational Opportunities

Bayshore Heritage Byway- A NJ Scenic Byway What’s Your Sign? 01/16/19
CU's First Hike of New Year Kickoff Hike 01/2/19
Fieldtrips with CU Tuesdays on the Fly 2019 02/28/19
Walking Out-of-Doors is Therapeutic Go Take a Hike 03/27/19
WheatonArts Nature Trail A Good Trail Mix 09/19/18


Mercury - Dragonfly Sampling Mercury Study 08/21/19
Plastics litter oceans Bottom Dwellers 03/20/19
Riparian Buffers Riparian Buffers 03/13/19
Watershed Defined What is a Watershed? 09/12/18