Plants, And A Surprise Find

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Headed out today to explore the Buck Run area and revisit a plant site we were at a few weeks back as well as other places.



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Took this at one second.

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But the surprise of the day was totally unexpected. For years I have been searching for a monument I took a photo of close to 50 years ago, sometime between 1975 and 1978. I would have to find the slide to narrow the date down. Today we decided to randomly cut through the woods to get where we wanted to go and ran right into it. I will try and contact Princeton and see what they can tell me about it and maybe help me find others.


Then And Now....Mid 1970s and today.

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And later in the morning Jessica found this while we were checking on the Morning Glory we discovered and reported quite a few years ago. The glory seems to be growing well this year. It is already budding.

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I have been in contact with the man who did the study at Buck Run in 1971/1972.His favorite place of all of them. His work in the pines set him onto a lifelong career in plant ecology and evolutionary biology.

I know where the report is and I can acquire it through a library loan service but have never done that before. Has anyone here acquired something from a distant library and have it delivered to your local library?

BTW, there was a site in Atsion, Webbs Mill and a few others it appears. One was near the Oyster Creek nuclear station. I have asked him to narrow these places down for me. He is currently in the field and hopefully when he returns I will hear back.
 
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Has anyone here acquired something from a distant library and have it delivered to your local library?

I haven't done this myself but I think all you do is submit a request for interlibrary loan (ILL). BCLS has an online form for it. Or I'm sure a librarian would help you in person.

Is the report you're after up at the state library in Trenton or something? Or just a different local library system?
 
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Thanks for the tip. The items are in Princeton but I think I have to use a local library to acquire it. But I am unsure. I have contacted Princeton to clarify the info they told me.
 

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I put in a request this afternoon for the book on the cedar swamp study from 1971/1972. Not sure how long it takes to acquire it. Hopefully, I will find something interesting in it. I suspect it will be a digital copy of the book and we shall find out eventually.
 

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I put in a request this afternoon for the book on the cedar swamp study from 1971/1972. Not sure how long it takes to acquire it. Hopefully, I will find something interesting in it. I suspect it will be a digital copy of the book and we shall find out eventually.


I have the book. I am not sure if it will have any important info that will help me but I have not looked through it all yet. The book is in pristine condition and may never have been read.

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The book mentions the benchmarks and says to contact the student project director for more info on them. I had contacted him and he responded a while back but was out in the field. I just wrote him again asking for the locations so we shall see what I can learn. They were at Webbs Mill, in the cedar swamp at Atsion lake, Penn Swamp, Oyster Creek, obviously Buck Run as my photos show and the Skit Branch.
 

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Would love to read this myself - the writing style of that first page already has me hooked. I wish we had a digital library of more of these out-of-print works. The Open Library is the closest thing. I'm considering contributing some of the rarer books I've collected. Legally I don't think anyone's got into trouble for it, especially if the publisher no longer exists, but I'd like to do some more research on it.
 

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I am not getting any help narrowing down the locations so I have to make guesses and start looking on my own.
 
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