Trails Work Day – lots of activity!

Trails Work Day – lots of activity!

Student volunteers (Alex Stollery and Adam Yawdoszyn) mixing cement for new bench installation. Photo by Darrell Jones. Students from the RU Outdoors Club, the Wildlife Society and Bloustein Graduate Students Service Club volunteered out in the EcoPreserve on Saturday, April 6 2019.   The Bloustein students scoured the trails and stream for trash.  The Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society worked on installing a bench on a bluff overlooking Buell Brook along the Blue Trail. The Outdoors Club shoveled, wheelbarrowed and…

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Wildlife Loop Trail Opens

Wildlife Loop Trail Opens

 Photo by Lara Watrous A guided hike was held on Sunday October 28 to celebrate the opening of a new 1.4 mile section of trail in the Rutgers EcoPreserve.  The new section has been named the Wildlife Loop Trail and winds through maple-oak-cedar woodlands and open glades.   “I am really excited to be able to open up the whole western section of the EcoPreserve to access for nature study, hiking, running, mountain biking, and snowshoeing/skiing,” stated EcoPreserve Faculty Director, Rick Lathrop.  The trail traverses a variety of terrain, bringing the grand total of trail mileage…

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Come celebrate the opening of the new Wildlife Loop Trail at the Rutgers Ecological Preserve. Sunday October 28, 2018 2-4 pm. Meet at EcoPreserve Trailhead Kiosk across from the Avenue E/Rockafeller Avenue Roundabout. A guided walk of approximately 2 miles will be led by EcoPreserve Director Rick Lathrop. The Rutgers EcoPreserve land stewards have been hard at work blazing the new 1.4 mile Wildlife Loop Trail. The trail opens up the whole western section of the EcoPreserve to access for…

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Cool Caterpillar

Cool Caterpillar

Land Steward, Darrell Jones came across this cool caterpillar the other day. With the help of fellow Land Steward Ashley Goncalves, they identified it as the spiny oak slug caterpillar (Euclea delphinii).