• Should Scientists bring back Cougars to control the Deer Population?

    SHORT HILLS – A group of scientists wants to reintroduce cougars into New Jersey’s ecosystem in an attempt to lower the deer population. A recent study published in the “Society of Conservation Biology” found that bringing back wild cougars to the Eastern United States could save human lives by thinning the deer population. According to […]

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  • How a dose of nature can keep us healthy in mind and body

    If there were a free, readily available medication to keep your mind sharp, improve memory and perhaps even protect against dementia, wouldn’t you want a dose of it? This remedy exists, but it’s not a pill. It’s a place. And you’ll find it as close as the nearest park. Medical science is rediscovering what landscape […]

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  • All About Camp: Curious Campers

    By TAP MILLBURN/SHORT HILLS STAFF May 30, 2016 at 6:37 AM SHORT HILLS, NJ – Each week of Summer Camp, your child gets to learn about a new topic!  During the week of June 27 the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum presents Curious Campers. Turtle Tots (3 1/2 to 5 years old) Each day, we will explore the […]

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  • 6th Annual Arbor Day is On As Scheduled!

    Good Morning Friends and Neighbors! Our 6th Annual Arbor Day “Arb-B-Que” Celebration is on as scheduled!  Don’t worry, you didn’t miss your chance to sign-up.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Just a refresher- the event is going on from 11am to 3pm here at the Arboretum- 324 Forest Drive S. in Short Hills, NJ.  This year’s event […]

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  • Billions of Cicadas are Ready to Swarm…

    They’re very noisy, and they’re creepy looking too. And they’re getting ready to emerge from the ground after 17 years in hiding. Cicadas are making a big comeback this spring. But not here in New Jersey, experts say. A large group of those annoying red-eyed insects known as Brood V will soon be invading southwestern […]

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  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Spring Benefit, “From Buds to Blooms”, Was a Blooming Success!

    SHORT HILLS, NJ – On Saturday evening, April 2, 2016, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary held their Spring Benefit,From Buds to Blooms, at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Short Hills.  Over 150 people enjoyed the evening which included a delicious sit-down dinner and open bar, dancing to the sounds of local band, Midlife […]

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  • Ernestine Pfeiffer Hartshorn passes at 93 years old

    A memorial service for Ernestine Pfeiffer Hartshorn will be held Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave. in Short Hills. Mrs. Hartshorn, 93, died March 20. She lived her early life in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. After graduating from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., in 1944, she worked as a […]

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  • Leap into FrogWatch at the CHA!

    Hello, fellow readers!  On Leap Day, I attended a Frog Watch training hosted by Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills NJ. The training was led by Tedor Whitman, Executive Director, of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum(CHA) also in Short Hills.CHA is now an official Chapter Leader for FrogWatch USA – a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that has organized volunteers […]

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  • Millburn Celebrates the Year of the Monkey…

    Children bang drums as they and a lion lead visitors through the forest of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Feb. 7, celebrating the Lunar New Year. Children and their parents are ready with drums and tambourines to follow a ceremonial lion through the grounds of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Feb. 7 to celebrate the Chinese New […]

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    Arboretum in Short Hills to teach frog monitoring on Leap Day

      Local residents may soon be listening to the sounds of frogs as they head home from work or go to the gym, the executive director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum said. The director, Tedor Whitman, explained the Arboretum is now an official New Jersey Chapter Leader for FrogWatch USA, a citizen science program of […]

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