Lawrence Ledger Opinion

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...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: A clean energy future for New Jersey

Clean energy like solar and wind got a huge boost last week with the passage of a new clean energy bill. The clean energy bill...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Grant Harris took a bold step last week when he preserved nearly 375 acres of grasslands surrounding his famous Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove Township, the...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

Step outside at night and gaze up at the sky. Do you see a dim orangey glow? If so, you’re experiencing the modern problem...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: New film tells story of how Petty’s Island was saved

Imagine a 500-acre island oasis for birds and wildlife, and an urban nature education center, in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia. Fifteen years...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Welcome spring in a county park

In spite of another snowstorm on the first day of spring, it’s impossible to ignore that spring is here. And lots of snow-weary New...
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