Spring in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Fri, 2018-11-02 05:03 -- blazej
22 Oct
Janet Novak
Pink lady’s-slipper (Cypripedium acaule) can grow in surprisingly dry, infertile sites in the pine barrens.

New Jersey is a paradoxical state. It’s the most densely populated state in the United States, and it’s hardly the first place people think of for natural areas. However, New Jersey is among the top states in the nation in terms of the percentage of land protected from development. That status is thanks largely to the pine barrens in southeastern New Jersey, which is recognized as worthy of protection by both federal and state governments.

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