Sorry but didn't have a quarter on me, although it was about that size.
Can spring be far behind? (Knock on wood.)
The Cool Green Science blog has a helpful post about the exotic (and/or domestic) ducks you might see at a local pond, including a few that have popped up at the Celery Farm and elsewhere in North Jersey.
The link is here. (Photo by Fred Virrazzi.)
To mark their departure, I wrote a tribute column for The Record. If the link is not here, it's because I'm traveling.
In the meantime, you can go to to northjersey.com and do a search -- or buy the Thursday paper.
In the photo above, Stiles is installing one of the hundreds of bluebird boxes that he put up all over North Jersey and beyond.