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
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

Maurice River Origins of Names of Local Rivers Misty Maurice River 10/10/18

Fauna

Eastern Box Turtle The Box Turtle 11/7/18
Eastern Gray Squirrel Nutty or Wise? 12/26/18
Purple Martin Staging Area Maurice River View Purple Martins 08/1/18
Snow geese Snow Geese 01/9/19
Virginia Opossum Oh-Possum 11/21/18
White-Footed Mouse & Christmas Chris Mouse 12/19/18
White-tailed Deer Deer Me! 10/31/18
Wild Turkeys Let’s Talk Turkey 11/14/18

Flora

Autumn Foliage Shades of Autumn 10/3/18
Spahagnum Moss Marvelous Moss 12/12/18

Habitat

Dead Trees as Habitat Wanted Dead or Alive 10/17/18
Maurice River Wetlands Don’t Drain the Swamp 10/24/18
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
WheatonArts Nature Trail A Good Trail Mix 09/19/18

Water

Watershed Defined What is a Watershed? 09/12/18