Monthly Archives: June 2017

Marsh Explorers

Great photo by Mickey Raine of a group of students exploring DeKorte’s waters from the Marsh Discovery Trail. The kids were visiting as part of the Meadowlands Environment Center (MEC) environmental education school program for Grades K-12.

If you’re not familiar with the MEC, it is a program run through a partnership between the NJSEA and Ramapo College that offers students hands-on environmental learning experiences. It is a truly remarkable program. Read all about it here

More Strawberry Moon Photos!

A view of midtown Manhattan skyscrapers and disk as the June Strawberry full moon rises over the city.

Thanks to Regina Geoghan for sending along these stunning photos of the Strawberry Moon against the NYC skyline!

A view of the June Strawwberry full moon as it rises over the New York City midtown skyline at twilight time.

Strawberry Moon Photos

Photo by: Kevin Ly

Yesterday we asked for some Strawberry Moon photos from this past weekend. Thanks to Kevin Ly, Lior Abitbol and Mickey Raine for answering the call!! A Strawberry Moon occurs once a year and the name actually has nothing to do with its color. Learn more here

Photo by: Kevin Ly

Mickey Raine

Introducing the Scarlet Fire dogwood

Credit: James O’Neill

Interesting story in today’s Record by James O’Neill on Rutgers scientists this year introducing what’s known as the Scarlet Fire dogwood tree into the landscaping market.

The tree, developed from years of research and cross breeding, recreates the Pink Dogwood tree, which has been in decline due to disease. The new, disease-resistant dogwood keeps the vivid pink blooms that define the native species.

Read the story and watch the accompanying video here.