Moth Night Rescheduled for Aug. 11 in Butterfly Park, East Brunswick  


East Brunswick’s Moth Night, a delayed celebration of National Moth Week, will take place in the township’s Butterfly Park at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, with a rain date of Friday, Aug. 10, depending on the forecast for the scheduled night. The event is free and open to the public. Butterfly Park is located at Winton Road and Rues Lane.

The previously scheduled Moth Night in July was postponed due to inclement weather.

New and experienced “moth-ers” are invited to bring their cameras to document moths that land on lighted sheets that will be set up in the park. Sturdy shoes are recommended and attendees should bring along a flash light and bug spray, if desired. Children can help with “painting” tree trunks with a sweet mixture to attract moths before it gets dark.

The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 was officially marked July 21-29. This international citizen science project was first organized by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in 2012 and spread quickly through the country and around the world. This year, over 400 events have been registered in all 50 states and 38 other countries.

For National Moth Week 2018, the diverse, fascinating Geometridae family of moths, comprising 23,000 species in North America and around the world, was spotlighted around the world.      

National Moth Week (NMW) invites moth enthusiasts, a.k.a. “moth-ers,” of all ages and abilities to participate in this worldwide citizen science project that shines a light on moths, their beauty, ecological diversity and critical role in the natural world as pollinators.

Since it was established, NMW has inspired thousands of public and private moth-watching and educational events around the world 82 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Sites have included National Parks and Monuments, museums and local recreation areas, as well as private backyards and front porches – wherever there’s a light and a place for them to land.

For more information about National Moth Week, visit the website at, or write to


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Photo: Chickweed Geometer, Upper Freehold, NJ, by Dave Moskowitz.

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Option Green: Geocaching - A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt, November 8

Geocaching - A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

An Option Green program

Wednesday, November 8, 7pm at The EB Public Library

This presentation will introduce people to the activity known as "geocaching," a modern day treasure hunt with over three million geocaches hidden across the world. We'll show you how the game is played, understand the challenges involved, learn a little geocaching lingo, and hear about the geocaching community's well-established environmental policies and activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their children along for the presentation, as geocaching is a family-friendly affair that provides a great way for parents to bond with their children in the great outdoors.   

Steve and Jessica Godun are a father-daughter team who have been geocaching under the username "JessicasDaddy". Steve owns and operates a computer and mobile device repair shop in Union, while Jessica attends fifth grade at Arthur M. Judd Elementary School in North Brunswick. They are active geocachers with hundreds of finds and about a dozen hides to their credit. They are also the creators and caretakers of the official ten-cache geotrail at Plainsboro Preserve in Cranbury, NJ.

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Option Green won an ANJEC award

 The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Public Library have been awarded a 2017 Environmental Achievement Award by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for their jointly sponsored Option Green lecture series.

 The award was presented at ANJEC’s Environmental Congress at Mercer County Community College on Oct. 13.

 The ANJEC Environmental Achievement Awards program recognizes exceptional projects carried out by environmental commissions and nonprofit organizations that benefit the local environment. The criteria for the award are the project’s impact, originality, educational value, innovation, and response to a need in the community.

Read more: Option Green won an ANJEC award

Option Green, Wednesday, October 18: Birding in East Brunswick

Steven Albert has been an avid birder for over 50 years, ever since a downy woodpecker in his apartment courtyard caught his eye. An East Brunswick resident for 30 years, he frequently birds around town and in his backyard.

He will bring his knowledge of East Brunswick’s bird population to the East Brunswick Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 for a program on “Birding in East Brunswick.”

Albert’s talk is part of the Option Green lecture series coordinated by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in partnership with the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

Read more: Option Green, Wednesday, October 18: Birding in East Brunswick

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