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Eagle Egg-Laying Lowdown

Nora Wagner, Duke Farms In a wicked lightning storm, it’s really tough being the tallest tree in an area surrounded by flat land. It’s good for Bald eagles, but not so good for video and camera equipment. Even with lightning … Continue reading

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Help! I Can’t Access the Eagle Cam in my Classroom!

by Nora Wagner, Director, Programs and Strategic Planning Technology is a wonderful tool for educational purposes. Our eagle cam is a great example of the power of technology addressing a variety of research and educational objectives and is an innovative tool … Continue reading

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At the Nest: Our Pair is Back Together!

Nora Wagner, Director, Programs and Strategic Planning After yesterday’s drama with an intruder female Bald eagle on the nest, it appears that the previous Bald eagle female is still defending her nest and back to mating and nest tending with the male. … Continue reading

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Breaking News: New Female in the Nest!

Nora Wagner, Director, Programs and Strategic Planning This morning we heard from a few Duke Farms eagle cam viewers that perhaps there was a new female eagle in the nest. WOW. Our manager of stewardship, Charles Barreca emailed the state biologists … Continue reading

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New Era of Sustainable Farming at Duke Farms

As Duke Farms recently began to refocus and shift our farming operations, it was essential to determine how a “new” farming program will operate and to identify the specific strategies and actions that can be taken to develop a truly … Continue reading

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Farm Market Recipe: Orange Hibiscus Tea and Orange Blossom Biscuits

    Come February, the winter can feel long and the sight of snow doesn’t quite have the same charm it did around Christmas. Although it’s not possible to pick fresh produce from outside in your garden, if you preserve different … Continue reading

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Rare Bird Alert!

By Thom Almendinger, Director, Stewardship and Agroecology Yesterday morning, I received a text from a colleague at work that a friend was looking at a Townsend’s warbler (Setophaga townsendi) moving about in the bioswales and rain gardens in the parking … Continue reading

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First Frost & Farewell to the Monarchs!

This week we saw our first hard frost in New Jersey and with that an official “Goodbye” & “Adios” to our beloved Danaus plexippus, aka Monarch Butterfly. These animals go through an amazing metamorphosis and take part in one of … Continue reading

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Farm Market Recipe of the Week: Kimchi

Kimchi is an old technique from Korea for fermenting seasonal vegetables. It is commonly done for preservation, usually with a base of Napa cabbage, ginger, and hot peppers with salt and sugar. This recipe is not actually fermented, but will … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week – Plus Bonus Recipe!

This week are featuring both mustard greens from Harvest Moon Organic Farm as well as handpicked apples from Alstede Farms. My goal is that you enjoy the mustard greens as much as the apple crisp!  As the weather cools, the … Continue reading

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