• 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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  • Environmental Eagles Announcement

    Hello Environmental Eagles! Ahead of this weekend’s coming Nor’Easter, I am canceling this weekend’s meeting.  I want everyone to stay home, stay warm, be safe and have fun playing in our first snow of the year!  If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at nesposito@hartshornarboretum.org.  We will meet again on […]

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  • Lunar New Year Lantern Festival

    Join the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum for First Lunar New Year and Spring Festival…

    February 7th, noon to 4 p.m.  Join the naturalists at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum as we shake off our winter blues, welcome the upcoming spring and a new year with our Inaugural Lunar New Year & Spring Celebration! Get out and get moving with games, crafts and an animal show followed by a parade through the woods… […]

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    Millburn Arboretum fest to celebrate Lunar New Year…

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum will host its inaugural celebration of the Lunar New Year next month complete with a parade lion to chase deer from the property. The Arboretum will host two parades through its grounds to both scare off the deer and enjoy the outdoors from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, […]

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  • Counselor Rebecca Unger, dark shirt, takes children to the Stone House from the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum's grounds Aug. 10. Assisting are volunteers Emily Wertheimer, back left, and Erica Einhorn. A number of programs are scheduled at the arboretum this fall.

    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Seeks Camp Counselors

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our 2016 Nature Discovery Summer Camp.  This is a hands-on, field position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental and recreational activities.  Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for at least 3 training days and 8 […]

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