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7:30 am

Breeding Birds at the Garrett Family Preserve

June 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve, 801 Wilson St., Cape May, NJ 08204 NJ United States + Google Map

Meets at the parking lot at the end of Wilson St. off of Seashore Road on Cape Island. Located along Cape Island Creek, this hidden gem holds warblers, sparrows and much more, including great views of the tidal marsh and the birds within. No preregistration required. Cost: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. For more information on all of CMBO’s walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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TILLMAN RAVINE/SUNRISE MOUNTAIN

June 15 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Stokes State Forest 1 Coursen Rd, Branchville NJ 07826 NJ United States + Google Map

Led by Scott Barnes and Linda Mack Scenery alone makes a visit to this beautiful pine and hemlock forest worth the effort, but it’s also an excellent location to see Louisiana Waterthrush, Blackburnian and Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo, and Acadian Flycatcher among others.  We will take a moderate hike on a trail that winds along the scenic Tillman’s Brook.  If time permits, we will check out a couple nearby spots in the southern portion of Stokes. Please wear sturdy hiking boots, trails are well maintained but rocky in a couple spots. Location: Meet at Stokes State Forest HQ off Rte 206. Address is 1 Coursen Rd, Branchville NJ 07826 Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members Register: Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd, Cranbury NJ 08512 Phone number 609-427-3052

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8:00 am

Morning Walks at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Enjoy a quiet morning here at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff and/or associate naturalist. These walks are informal and informative: birds, trees, tracks, wildflowers, reptiles, and amphibians are a few of nature’s wonders waiting for us to discover. The walks are cancelled if there is heavy snow, rain, or weather warnings. FREE

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Hatfield Swamp Birding Meander

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Hatfield Swamp, Stop & Shop, 875 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 NJ United States + Google Map

We hope to find breeding birds in the wetland meadows and forests of this largely intact Essex County reservation. Exploring varied habitats for breeding birds such as warblers, flycatchers and more. Footing may be wet. Joint trip with Bergen County Audubon. Meet at Stop & Shop, 875 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 and carpool from there to different parts of this large reservation. Contact 908.396.6386

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Bearfort Waters Bird Walk

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NJ United States + Google Map

Led by Dave Oster, Associate Naturalist, this walk waters offer a rich diversity of breeding birds, including 15+ warbler species, which should be on territory and in full song.  A number of these birds are relatively uncommon nesters in New Jersey, but regular here. We will start by checking the swampy southern end of Bearfort and then explore trails leading through a variety of habitat including coniferous and deciduous woods, low, wet areas and dry mountain laurel thickets.  Solitary Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, and Black-Throated Green Warbler are likely in wooded areas, while a nearby wet woodland offers nesting Acadian Flycatcher and Northern Waterthrush.  A trail through the upland mountain laurel thickets is especially exciting--Hooded Warbler is regular and Black-Throated Blue and Canada Warblers very possible.   Additional flycatchers, thrushes, vireos and warblers should round out the bird list.  Participants should be prepared for wet and/or uneven rocky trails, depending on the route we take.  To register please call 908-396-6386. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Directions: North on Route 287 to Route 23 (Exit 52).  Take Route 23 North for about 9 miles to the Clinton Road exit.  Exit onto La Rue Road, which intersects with Clinton in about 100 feet.  Turn right on Clinton Road and drive approximately 7 miles north to parking area P7 on the left.

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9:30 am

Nature Infused Yoga: Spring Series

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until June 22, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Led by Kristin Mylecraine. Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Explore the connections between yoga and nature in this 75-minute class.  No experience necessary; all levels welcome.  For ages 15 years and older. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a yoga mat if you have one (some will be provided.)  This class will be held weekly from 4/13/19 to 6/15/19.  There will be no class 4/20/2019 and 5/25/2019.  To register for the full 8-week session, registration is required prior to the first class.   You may register for a single class. Walk-ins are welcome. Cost for all 8 classes: $88 members, $112 nonmembers. Cost per class: $12 members, $15 nonmembers.

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Petty’s Island History Hike

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NJ United States

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. You will have great opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks. Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Children must be 12 or older. Details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Please register here: https://pihhjune2019.eventbrite.com

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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 9, 2019

Miss Chris Marina – The Osprey, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204 NJ United States + Google Map

Join Captain Bob and the naturalists and crew of The Osprey for close-up looks at secretive rails, nesting Ospreys, migrant shorebirds, terns, gulls, herons and more. We explore the coastal saltmarsh of Cape May from Cape Island Creek to the Wildwoods and view the natural wonders of historic Cape May Harbor. The Osprey is a 37' pontoon boat that has a comfortable enclosed cabin with large viewing windows, a front deck with a railing, and a restroom on board. Non-motorized wheelchair accessible. More information, detailed directions, and online reservations at www.ospreycruise.com or call the Osprey at 609-898-3500. All trips depart from the Miss Chris Marina in Cape May. Free parking. Family-friendly. Preregistration is suggested. Cost: $30 members, $35 nonmembers.  

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