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While you may view our full program on the Events Page of our website, we are pleased to highlight these upcoming programs.

April 21, 2021

ATTENTION PLANT SALE SHOPPERS!!!

If you have placed an order with us but still have not scheduled a pick up time, please do so at the link emailed to you earlier. Pick up times are available at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum on April 30 and May 1.

If you placed an order but did not receive an email with the scheduling link, please let us know ASAP by emailing us at: plantsale@arboretumfriends.net. Check your Spam folder first to see if the email landed there.


THE JOY OF BACKYARD BIRD FEEDING AND WATCHING

Thursday, April 22 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Jim Walker, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Denville, New Jersey, will provide our audience with the necessary information to make the hobby of bird feeding more enjoyable.

Topics will include the best food to offer to attract the widest variety of birds, the different types of feeders available, why water and nesting boxes are so important, as well as ways to thwart those pesky squirrels.

Jim will also pay special attention to nesting, migrating birds and hummingbirds.

Click on the logo for more information and to register.



GOOD BUGS - BAD BUGS! WHO'S WHO?

Thursday, June 24 - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL ZOOM PROGRAM

Figuring out who the beneficial insects are and who the pests are can be confusing.

Join Dr. Randi Eckel of Toadshade Wildflower Farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, as she helps sort it out and discuss some management strategies that may help you strike the right balance.

Click on the ladybugs for more information and to register.




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The Plant Sale is ongoing through Tuesday, April 27

Thank you to all who have supported the Friends by shopping at our virtual Plant Sale. We still have a great selection of plants available, so you can continue to indulge in plant fever right up until pick-up days.

There is still time to order a spring-blooming tree or conifer for Arbor Day on March 30, for Mother's Day on May 9 or for a special graduate on your list.

Please note that shortly after you place your order, you will receive an email from plantsale@arboretumfriends.net to book a pick-up time on either April 30 or May 1. The email will be sent to the email on your PayPal/credit card receipt.

We're open online for plant orders, so click on the banner above or on this link to check out the plants available and place your order. Happy Shopping!

Please feel free to support our annual fundraiser by forwarding this blast to family, friends and other contacts, the more the merrier. We appreciate your help!

If you have the time. we'd love to have you help us take delivery of the plants and sort them on the afternoon of April 29 and/or help with drive-up fulfillment on Friday April 30 and/or Saturday, May 1. Please send us an email (plantsale@arboretumfriends.net) letting us know if you might be able to volunteer to help. We would really appreciate it!



SEE IT - REPORT IT


The Spotted Lanternfly is back - Be vigilant.


Click on the flyer for more information and what to do if you see one.



MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION VIRTUAL PROGRAM

The Dirt on Tomatoes - Thursday, April 22 - 12:00-12:45 PM


Learn tricks on how to grow a bumper crop, what all the fuss is about heirlooms and what to look for at the nursery.


For more information and registration click on the flyer.



THE TULIP SHOW IS IN FULL SWING AT THE FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM

Thanks to a generous grant from the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum to the Morris County Park Commission, the Tulip beds are in full bloom again this year; please visit soon to get the full impact of this beautiful annual event. Also featured are closeups of Purple Leaf Plum and Scarlet Storm Quince flowers.





Click an image to see them all in our website's picture gallery. Thanks to Margery Ennist for this week's beautiful pictures.



FRIENDS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We are happy to announce that the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum now have a YouTube channel.

Please visit by clicking the image (or go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwLu6l-05_VnSNQlkvi3Aw)





YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR PREVIOUS ZOOM PRESENTATIONS

We are pleased to make several of our previously recorded events available in case you missed one or another of them.

Go to our new Pre-recorded Events page for more information and to register and pay online.



Retail Partners

When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.

If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.


Amazon Smile

Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!

Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.

Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.


All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Questions or need more information? Email Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net or leave a message at (973) 937-8803.


That's it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this edition of the newsletter. Tell your friends about this handy way to keep up with activities at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum (click here for complete directions for subscribing.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Friends Staff will be out of the office until Fall 2021, however we will continue working remotely. Please note our new Post Office Box number and staff emails.

MAIL:
Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962

EMAIL:
Lisa Bencivengo: lbencivengo@arboretumfriends.net
Margery Ennist: mennist@arboretumfriends.net



SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PANDEMIC SCHEDULE

Morris County Park Commission has reopened the Frelinghuysen, Willowwood and Bamboo Brook Arboreta 7 days a week, from 8am to dusk.

  • Parking is limited. Buildings remain closed. Portajohns are available.
  • Please protect yourselves and fellow visitors by social distancing and by wearing masks.
  • HUNTING IN THE PARKS - Be aware that deer hunting is permitted in many of the MCPC facilities, including the arboreta, during the fall and winter. The schedule and type (bow or firearm) is listed on the MCPC website here.

We will keep you posted as further updates become available.



Visit our website: https://www.arboretumfriends.org.
Email your comments or suggestions to webmaster@arboretumfriends.org.

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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is a facility of the Morris County Park Commission

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