Category Archives: Fun Facts and Education

Rubus phoenicolasius – ripe now!

Stop by Pondside Park to forage for wild raspberries! Rubus phoenicolasius (wild or wine raspberry) is native to Korea, Japan and China and was introduced to the United States for breeding with other farmed raspberries. It escaped from cultivation, has … Continue reading

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Blooming now in Harrington Park

These wildflowers were photographed on 5/11/18 at the edges of the woods in and around Pondside Park. The garlic mustard (white) and yellow rocket are very abundant and can be easily seen when driving (i.e. on Lafayette). Hope you get … Continue reading

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The Common Meadow Violet (Viola sororia) became the official state flower of New Jersey in 1971! This beautiful perennial grows in preserves, roadsides, damp woods – and sometimes in suburban lawns throughout the state. It blooms from March to June, … Continue reading

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Upcoming — Paper Shredding

Time for a clean yard and the clearing up of (confidential) paper clutter: Vegetative waste¬†pickup is (finally) starting — Monday April 2nd! Please place leaves & twigs in barrels at the curb. Larger branches/trees are chopped by the HP DPW … Continue reading

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downed branches

Thanks to heavy wet snow and the driving wind of last week’s two nor’easters, there are SO many downed branches, small and large, and several trees on the ground in Harrington Park. And this is on top of the usual … Continue reading

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Spring! forward

Spring forward! Spring 2018 starts on Tuesday, March 20th (and for many it can’t come soon enough!) Daylight Savings Time starts at 2am on Sunday, March 11th. Remember to turn your clocks ahead tonight and, while you are at it, … Continue reading

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Roller coaster temperatures for President’s Week 2018

Roller coaster temperatures and a record high! Harrington Park has been treated to a roller coaster of temperatures and weather conditions this President’s Day/school February break week. Saturday 2/17 brought wet snow and a low of 28’F; the sun came … Continue reading

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