Tag: Michele S. Byers

Horsepower Rules in New Jersey!

By Michele S. Byers Did you know New Jersey’s state animal is the horse?  This state we’re in is home to about 42,000 horses. Throughout history, they have transported us,...

October 18, 2013 | comments

All Hail New Jersey’s Blueberry Queen

By Michele S. Byers Huge Jersey blue­­berries are one of summer’s greatest pleasures. It’s a fruit we take for granted. You may not know that today’s blueberries came directly from wild blueberry...

June 28, 2013 | comments

Stop ORV Damage in its Tracks!

By Michele S. Byers Take a hike through any of New Jersey’s large state parks, forests or wildlife management areas, and at some point you’ll come across deep, muddy ruts...

June 7, 2013 | comments

Commentary

Honoring Those Who Make A Difference in Our Communities By Thomas A. Arnone   While informing the residents of Monmouth County about the happenings and goings on within the county...

May 17, 2013 | comments

Post-Sandy: No Access, No Money

By Michele S. Byers It’s been six months since Super Storm Sandy pounded New Jersey, and summer is almost upon us. Towns up and down the coast are preparing for...

May 10, 2013 | comments

Preserved Land Needed to Help Keep Clean Water

By Michele S. Byers If you looked for a list of the least exciting words in the English language, “infrastructure” would be near the top. Those four syllables can cure...

May 3, 2013 | comments

The Rip Van Winkle of Bugs to Awaken

By Michele S. Byers The last time “Brood II” hatched, Bill Clinton was in the White House, Justin Bieber was in diapers and there was no Google, Facebook, Twitter or...

April 26, 2013 | comments

Iconic Palisades Threatened

By Michele S. Byers For 200 million years, the Palisades have stood majestically over the Hudson River. These nearly vertical cliffs carved by erosion have inspired artists for centuries. In...

April 12, 2013 | comments

A Bicyclist’s View Of Land Preservation

By Michele S. Byers Land conservation is often invisible. When a farm or forest is permanently preserved, it looks exactly the same, so many folks don’t notice something important has...

April 5, 2013 | comments

A Wildlife Safari on Your Computer

By Michele S. Byers Imagine a fantastic wildlife safari with bald eagles feeding chicks, wolves curled up in their den, elephants at a water hole in Africa, polar bears making...

March 29, 2013 | comments

Fall in Love with the Pine Barrens

By Michele S. Byers When author John McPhee was researching his book The Pine Barrens in the mid-1960s, nobody knew exactly where this unique region started or ended. Its borders had...

March 22, 2013 | comments

Racing Against Nature’s Deadline

By Michele S. Byers The clock is ticking on beach restorations up and down New Jersey’s coast, but one noteworthy project is facing a deadline imposed by nature rather than...

March 15, 2013 | comments

A Call to Action on Extinction

By Michele S. Byers Almost every 6-year-old has heard of “extinction.” Ask kids about extinct creatures and you will be told in graphic detail about the dinosaurs that once walked the...

March 8, 2013 | comments

The Worm Turns … Waste Into Compost

By Michele S. Byers What’s slimy and wiggly, can live by the hundreds in your home and transform junk mail and food scraps into a rich fertilizer known as “black...

March 1, 2013 | comments

Become a Modern Day Thoreau

By Michele S. Byers Are you eagerly waiting for spring? The first daffodils to bloom … chickadee song … snowdrops and crocuses? You’re not alone! Probably since the dawn of...

February 22, 2013 | comments

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