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Kenneth Ronkowitz
Random by design. Predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down.
Random by design. Predictably irrational. It's turtles all the way down.

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NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Celebrates 125 Years
Game Warden M. Loveless (seated) with Deputy Warden Michael Bobera, circa 1912 The NJDEP Division of Fish and  Wildlife is marking 125 years of conserving wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for future generations of hunters, anglers and wildl...

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Third Annual Shell-A-Bration on the Delaware Bay
Photo via The Third Annual Shell-A-Bration on the Delaware Bay in New Jersey will be held on Saturday April 8th at 12:30pm - 4:30pm at Thompsons Beach, 163 Thompson Beach Road in Delmont . You can volunteer to help "shell-a-brate" bui...

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Tracking and Stopping Wastewater Polution
Shark River enter the Atlantic Ocean Working in collaboration, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, Monmouth County and Neptune City have tracked down and repaired a significant source of bacterial contaminati...

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Wordsworth Daffodils with Dorothy and William
William Wordsworth  (1770 - 1850) is a well known poet who promoted “common speech” within poems and argued against the poetic biases of the period. He wrote some of the most influential poetry in Western literature, including his most famous work, The Prel...

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Pequest Open House Rescheduled to June
Due to excessive snow cover and resulting poor condition of the grounds at the Pequest Trout Hatchery, the Open House originally scheduled for April 1 and 2 has been rescheduled to June 3 and 4.  The new date will coincide with National Fishing and Boating...

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Leaving Our Mark On the Moon and Mars
Image via On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon. I recall seeing that Apollo 11 footprint photo many times back then. The first footprints on the Moon will be there fo...

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World Poetry Day March 21
World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 each year. UNESCO sponsors this day to recognize the moving spirit of poetry and its transformative effect on culture. When was the last time you bought a poetry collection or read poetry by a poet from outside you...

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Spring Brings Vernal Pools to Life
Eastern Tiger Salamander   Photo by Caitlin Smith/USFWS. Springlike weather has arrived and left NJ a few times already in February and March, but as the true spring season arrived this morning, vernal pools will appear and become more actively occupied. Ve...

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Well, It Did Feel Like Spring For a Few Weeks in February
For a few weeks in February, it sure felt like spring was very near in New Jersey or maybe had even arrived - even if the calendar and Earth's tilt said otherwise. I saw crocuses and daffodils up and blooming. Tree buds seemed to be starting their bud burst...

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Protecting Vernal Ponds
The NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry has launched a pilot project to install barriers to protect ecologically sensitive intermittent ponds in Wharton State Forest from damage caused by illegal use of off-road vehicles. Vernal or intermittent ponds and p...
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