Lawrence Ledger Opinion

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Catch the Perseids meteor showers!

You’re looking up at the night sky when – whoosh! – a brilliant streak of light whizzes past so quickly you almost miss it....

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Check out the “fun” in fungi

How many times have you bent down to check out a mushroom, only to be told, “Stop! It may be poisonous!” New Jersey has several...

Action must be taken to protect our votes

To the editor: Less than four months remain before one of the most consequential elections of our time, and New Jersey is one of five...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

During summer heat waves, you know your body will be hot and sluggish.  But did you know that your brain is affected by the heat...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Love NJ’s outdoors? Take action now.

What do Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, Jesse Allen Park in Newark, Camden Waterfront Park, theGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Island Beach State Park and Paterson’s Great Falls National Historic Park have in common? These...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: New Jersey’s official reptile, the bog turtle

In 1974, reptile researcher Robert Zappalorti captured a female bog turtle in a Sussex County swamp. In keeping with protocols, he marked the turtle...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

In the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” a mysterious Venus flytrap in a florist shop reveals its appetite for human flesh and blood. Fortunately, there’s no...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

New Jersey may be the nation’s most densely populated state, but how many of its citizens know the Pine Barrens? The Pine Barrens wilderness includes...

Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is unjust

To the editor: I write this letter as an educator of over 45 years serving children and the communities of Lawrence Township, Flemington Raritan, and...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Like to jog? ‘Plog’ instead and keep NJ clean

Have you seen unusual groups of joggers and runners breaking stride to pick up litter from the ground? They’re “ploggers,” part of a fitness trend...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

For many New Jerseyans, it wouldn’t be summer without blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, and many varieties of melon and squash, all grown in this state...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

How can you tell if an ecosystem is healthy? Take a look at the plants and animals living there. In New Jersey – especially the...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

A dozen years ago, wildlife experts were sure that the fisher – a member of the weasel family – was long gone from New...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Begone, single-use plastic bags!

Look around and you’ll see plastic bags everywhere: tumbling along roads, washed up on beaches, caught in tree branches, and clogging rivers, streams and...

Welcome back, Lawrence Ledger

To the editor: I wanted to let you know that as a Lawrenceville resident, it’s nice to see the return of the Lawrence Ledger, and...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: 3,000 birds and counting for ‘bluebird grandfather’

Bluebirds have been a symbol of happiness for thousands of years and across many cultures. With their brilliant blue plumage and flash of red...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

Along New Jersey State Highway 72 in New Lisbon, just around the bend from Brendan Byrne State Forest, is a publicly-accessible forest fire observation...

WATERSHED MATTERS: The Watershed Institute announces new name

After a great deal of thought, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has changed its name to The Watershed Institute. The change was approved by...
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