Observations by a Field Naturalist of Southern New Jersey

New Book!

This book by well-known South Jersey naturalist Karl Anderson is a compilation of 100 newspaper columns he wrote between 2009 and 2022. With few exceptions, they deal with plants and animals that we see, or could see, in southern New Jersey every year if we were in the right place at the right time.

Do you want to know how to tell a huckleberry from a blueberry? What is making those holes in your lawn? How about the sex life of a land snail? And why did the skunk cross the road? These topics, and 96 others, can be found in this book.

Karl worked for New Jersey Audubon Society for many years, managing and developing the Audubon nature center at Rancocas State Park where he led field trips for bird, botany and general nature study. He has led or co-led over sixty tours across North America and beyond. After retiring from New Jersey Audubon, he worked part-time as a botanist for the State of New Jersey while continuing to do botanical inventories and lead local field trips. His favorite New Jersey haunts are the Pine Barrens, the Delaware Water Gap NRA, and any overgrown vacant lot.

162 pages. 5.5"w X 8.5" h. Weight: 9 ounces. Spiral bound for durability. Published March, 2023.

Copies of Observations by a Field Naturalist of Southern New Jersey are now available for purchase at local retailers including:

Antiques on Evergreen - 429 S Evergreen Ave, Woodbury, NJ 08096

Dambly’s Garden Center - 51 West Factory Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009

Daminger's Natural Pet Foods - 641 Main St, Sewell (Mantua Township), NJ 08080

Triple Oaks Nursery & Herb Garden - 2359 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, NJ 08322

Wild Birds Unlimited Cherry Hill - 1619 N Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Words Matter - 52 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071

The Yellow Garage Antiques - 66 South Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 080621

The book is also available through the club’s online store. To access the online store, click here.

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