• Tomorrow is the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual citizen science event that started in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. Everyone, everywhere can participate and help collect. Since 1998, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 14-17, 2014. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world! It is also a sort of competition between towns – East Brunswick is almost every year in the top five towns in NJ, can be number one? Yes, if more people participate! Links to the project, registration and how to count and submit are on the home page at www.friendsebec.com. You don’t need to be an experienced birder - use the online East Brunswick backyard bird guide to help identify the birds you see.




• A limited number of Community Garden plots are available for new gardeners. Each plot is 10’x10’ and the cost is $10 for the year. One plot per household. You have to live or work in East Brunswick to rent a plot. Information and link to online registration at www.ebcommunitygarden.webs.com.


• A few plots are open for charitlble organization. There is no cost for renting these plots, after the organization is approved by the garden board. Contact ebcgarden@gmail[dot]com for more information.


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