Thursday, April 22, 2021

Earth Day

An Earth Song
by Langston Hughes 

It's an earth song,—
And I've been waiting long for an earth song.

It's a spring song,— 
And I've been waiting long for a spring song.
    Strong as the shoots of a new plant
    Strong as the bursting of new buds
    Strong as the coming of the first child from its mother's womb.
It's an earth song,
A body song,
I have been waiting long for this spring song.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

FPNL Zoom Meeting: The Plainsboro Preserve

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 7:30 pm, Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will hold its annual meeting and program on Zoom. Following a brief business meeting, Anne Price, Manager and Naturalist at the Plainsboro Preserve, will present a program on the history of the preserve and NJ Audubon's role there. During the presentation we will learn about some of the exciting flora and fauna to be found on this unique property. Formerly a quarry, this 1,000 acre property is now a nature preserve managed cooperatively by NJ Audubon, the Township of Plainsboro, and Middlesex County. Anne Price has been teaching environmental education since 1987. In 2020 Anne joined NJ Audubon as Manager and Naturalist at the Plainsboro Preserve.

The meeting will take place online. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to or call 609-683-0483 to obtain the link.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spring Cleanup in the Mapleton Preserve

Join Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands and Scout Troops 10 and 102 to clean up trails and clear brush and vines from trees surrounding a vernal pond in the Mapleton Preserve. This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 1 to 3 pm; the rain date is Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 3 pm. Tools and gloves will be provided, or you can bring your own; rakes would be particularly helpful. Dress for the weather, whatever it may be.

For the safety of all, masks and social distancing will be required. Preregistration is requested at or 609-683-0483.

Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park is located at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. Click here for directions.