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It’s Spring! and We Have Visitors!

Spring came very late this year, but it at last it did arrive. In early May several groups visited the Arboretum. A group from the Marlton Methodist church had a program about  the Arboretum, followed by a tour of the Courtyard Gardens. Cub Scouts went for a trail...

Jane Bourquin on Wheels

  text by Maggie Heineman, photos by Terry Foss On April 29, Jane Bourquin, Maggie Heineman, and Terry Foss took a trip to the dock. Maggie started out as leader of this excursion along the accessible path to the South Branch of the Rancocas Creek. But soon Jane,...

Pinelands Replicas at Medford Leas

by John McFee (Medford Leas Life, April 2015) In order to create a permanent income stream to meet ongoing funding needs of the Medford and Lumberton campuses of Medford Leas, a creative proposal is under discussion. The proposal entails the revival and operation of...

Is that what Shamrocks look like?

Astonished by the lovely row of plants on the window sill,  I reached for my camera.   The trifoliate leaves were three inches across!  Had I been mistaken all my life thinking shamrock was clover?    Of course I went to Google and — if you’re wondering...

Snow, Deer, and Blizzard Party

Nine deer walking across the meadow were a surprise, but the Blizzard Party was not unexpected.  For 15 years, on the morning of the first heavy snowfall of the winter,  Pete Obbard would be out ringing doorbells inviting everyone to a Blizzard Party in the Obbard...

Residents’ Greenhouse

Medford Leas has two Greenhouses.  The Nature Center Greenhouse is used primarily by the horticulturist.  The Haddon Greenhouse is used by residents to store plants over the winter. The Greenhouse Guidelines explain the process, which includes the need to have all...
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