Friday, April 26, 2013
Festivities include an exhibit from the Academy of Natural Sciences, tours of beaver dams and a tree sale.
Haddonfield celebrates Earth Day today with All Rhoads Lead to Crows Woods, a Tricentennial Earth Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crows Woods Pavilion. It's sponsored by the Environmental Commission, Sustainable Haddonfield, Historical Society, Shade Tree Commission and Crows Woods Gardeners. It features: The Shade Tree Commission will be taking orders for shade trees for private properties or to be donated for public use. It has selected fifteen small, medium and large trees suitable for various growing conditions in gardens or along streets. All will provide shade as they grow, according to a news release. Some have showy flowers or fruits. Many are native, offering food and shelter to local birds and other wildlife. The …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Cool weather welcomes gardeners to a new growing season in Haddonfield.
A record 110 gardeners turned out over the weekend for the Crows Woods community garden season opening. The expansion was launched with an earth mover helping Haddonfield gardeners break ground on another growing season.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A local man snaps a picture of the owl in the Haddonfield woods.
A great horned owl was recently spotted in Crows Woods in Haddonfield. Local resident Dan Flury snapped a shot of it and shared it with Haddon Patch readers. The woods are teeming with wildlife these days, including a busy pair of beavers.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Haddonfield explores methods to deal with five dams from a pair of beavers in Crows Woods.
In a scene that could have been straight out the cult golf movie classic Caddyshack, an official of an exclusive club this week cried foul about some nuisance rodents ruining his golf course. In this instance, the exclusive club is Tavistock Country Club and the municipal entity it's appealing to for help is Haddonfield. Greg Jacobs, the assistant superintendent at Tavistock, urged borough officials this week to help him take action to alleviate flooding on his 16th green because of water backing up from up to five dams the busy beavers have made since recently reappearing in the waterways near Haddonfield's Crows Woods. But unlike sinister methods used in Caddyshack to rid the golf course of gophers, the solution to this problem will do …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A pair of beavers returned to the banks of the Cooper River in Crows Woods in Haddonfield.
After a two-year hiatus, beavers have returned to Haddonfield’s Crows Woods Nature Preserve. Vinny and Sal Calla, students at Haddon Heights High School, spotted two beavers swimming near a drain pipe that runs under the PATCO light-rail line earlier this week. "We were trying to get a closer look when one beaver started slapping its tail on the water,” Vinny said. “Slapping the tail on the water is how they scare away predators,” Sal added. Vinny and Sal were close enough to the beavers to capture excellent pictures of the furry duo. For months, hikers, runners and visitors to Crows Woods have noticed dramatic changes to the shoreline along the Cooper River that runs through the preserve. Trees up to 12 inches in diameter were …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Haddonfield gardening group added members this year.
From Mary Previte: With an expansion that boosted gardeners to more than 100, Crows Woods gardeners boasted a bumper crop this year. In the peak of the season, we donated as much as 100 pounds of produce a week to the Food Bank of South Jersey to help feed the hungry. Haddonfield residents interested in becoming gardeners will find applications on the Crows Woods Gardeners' website.
Monday, September 3, 2012
It's harvest time in Crows Woods.
Crows Woods Gardeners will celebrate the summer's bountiful crop with their annual end of season picnic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., at the Crows Woods Pavilion. Gardeners are requested to bring their favorite picnic specialties to share in this pot-luck supper, says Brenda Zadjeika, coordinator of the event. With a major expansion this year, the gardens that started with three plots 20 years ago now boast 100 gardeners.