The Great Outdoors

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Topics Article Name Date Published

‌CU Maurice River

15th Annual Ah Why Knot Awards Outdoor Advocates 08/19/20
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
Watershed Defined What is a Watershed? 09/12/18
Wild and Scenic Federal Designation 25 Years of Wild and Scenic 09/5/18

Aquatic Creatures

Blue Crab NJ DE Bayshore Coastal Delicacy 07/3/19
Catfish & recipe A Catfish Story 07/22/20
Horseshoe crab Miracle Workers 05/15/19
Magnificent Bryozoan (Pectinatella magnifica) Magnificent Blob 11/13/19
Sturgeon, Maurice River, Bayside A Tree, A Boy and A Fish 09/4/19


Belted kingfisher Angler from the Sky 02/26/20
Bird Nest Design A Bird’s Real Estate 07/1/20
Black Skimmers Glide and Scoop 07/29/20
Eagle Festival & NJ Eagle Recovery Eagle Eyes 01/22/20
Great horned owl Who Gives a Hoot? 02/6/19
Nesting Wild Turkey A Turkey Tale 11/27/19
Osprey recovery Ospreys Back From the Brink 04/3/19
Osprey Spring Arrivals You Can’t Cancel Spring 04/1/20
Purple Martin Staging Area Maurice River View Purple Martins 08/1/18
Re-establishing Bluebirds True Blue 05/6/20
Screech Owls Saucer-Eyed Tenants 03/6/19
Shorebird Migration/ Horseshoe Crab Spawing At a Distance 05/20/20
Snow geese Snow Geese 01/9/19
Turkey Vultures and cohorts Vulture Culture 02/19/20
Waterfowl Facts Quack this Way 01/29/20
Wild Turkeys Let’s Talk Turkey 11/14/18
Wood Duck Nesting Wood Ducks 06/17/20
Young Osprey First Flights Flights of Fancy 07/17/19

Cultural History Sense of Place

'Possum drop- A twist on New Years Taxidermy Tale 12/24/19
Art Plays a Role in Conservation Art Enlightens 03/11/20
Burcham Farm Last Diked Farm Maurice River 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
Patterned Brick Homes Southern NJ Historic Gems 04/15/20
Sturgeon, Maurice River, Bayside A Tree, A Boy and A Fish 09/4/19
Underground Railroad Delaware Bayshore Springboard to Freedom 06/10/20
Ye Greate Street & Tea Burning Monument, Greenwich, NJ Ye Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 04/22/20

Environmental Protection Issues

Ghost Traps Kill Animals Save a Terrapin 11/20/19
Selecting A Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree 12/4/19
Wildlife and Lead Poisoning Deadly Lead 02/20/19


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
Golden-club, orontium aquaticum Spring Prizes 04/8/20
Goldenrod Nothing to Sneeze At 09/11/19
Invasive Clematis terniflora Sweet Autumn? 09/16/20
Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis A Gem or Weed? 06/12/19
Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) Sweet Memories 03/25/20
Spahagnum Moss Marvelous Moss 12/12/18
Sweet pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 08/26/20
Typha/Cattails Cattails and “Crooks” 07/8/20


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
Importance of snow White Christmas 12/18/19
Maurice River Wetlands Don’t Drain the Swamp 10/24/18
Monofilament Mind Your Line 07/31/19
Nature's Best Hope, a book by Douglas Tallamy Native Focus 07/15/20
Preserving the Holly Farm in Millville NJ Sharing the Wealth 12/11/19
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

Insects and Cohorts

Acrobat ants, insects in nature Ant Amnesty 03/18/20
Chiggers Having a Party? A Chiggers Gala 08/7/19
Common Buckeye The Common Beauty 09/18/19
Dragonflies Dragons and Damsels 08/5/20
Fireflies - Lightning Bugs Night Light 08/12/20
Insects Specialists Native Plants Butterfly Basics 05/27/20
Mosquito Prevention/ Life History Pesky Mosquitoes 08/14/19
Phantom Crane Fly (getting children out-of-doors) Phantom On the Trail 07/10/19
Spider webs Designs on Spooky 10/9/19
Walkingstick Stick Figures 05/8/19


A chipmunk's abode Let’s Get Cheeky 10/2/19
Bats Halloween Icon 10/16/19
Eastern cottontail prolific breeders Cottontail 05/1/19
Eastern Gray Squirrel Nutty or Wise? 12/26/18
Skunks Raising a Stink 08/28/19
Virginia Opossum Oh-Possum 11/21/18
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

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
Cox Creek WMA & Cape May Peninsula Migratory Funnel Funnel of Fun, Cox Creek WMA 04/29/20
CU's First Hike of New Year Kickoff Hike 01/2/19
Fieldtrips with CU Tuesdays on the Fly 2019 02/28/19
Open Space Use Increases During Pandemic Solace in the Storm 06/3/20
Walking Out-of-Doors is Therapeutic Go Take a Hike 03/27/19
WheatonArts Nature Trail A Good Trail Mix 09/19/18

Reptiles and Amphibians

Eastern Box Turtle The Box Turtle 11/7/18
Frogs - Winter Survival Freeze Frame 03/4/20
Frogs and their calls The Dating Game 05/12/20
Ghost Traps Kill Animals Save a Terrapin 11/20/19
Red Belly Turtle Brumation Red Bellied Turtles, Surviving Winter 01/15/20

Water Quality

Mercury - Dragonfly Sampling Mercury Study 08/21/19
Plastics litter oceans Bottom Dwellers 03/20/19
Riparian Buffers Riparian Buffers 03/13/19
Water Quality and Conservation- Restoration Watershed Moment 09/9/20