New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all.  Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. People coming from other states should follow New Jersey’s Travel Advisories for COVID -19 before attending a New Jersey Audubon program including 14-day self-quarantine.  For a list of states go to covid19.nj.gov.  There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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7:30 am

Birding the Meadows

September 17 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
NJ United States
Free

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows property! Expect herons, terns, migrant shorebirds, and ducks later in the season. Family-friendly. COST: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to our Covid-19 guidelines (see below), there will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. Binoculars WILL NOT be available for loan from the leaders. Thank you for your understanding. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s CMBO programs are virtually never cancelled. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however, registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. We reserve the right to substitute leaders if necessary, though this rarely happens. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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8:30 am

Birding Walk at Hilltop Reservation

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
NJ United States

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. Led by Carole Hughes. Explore edge and meadow habitats for fall migrants with an easy walk through the reservation.  Location: Mountain Avenue Field, Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell, NJ  07006, meet in the parking area next to the ball field.  Please register early – group size is limited to 10.  Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers REGISTER HERE NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.

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9:00 am

Beginner Birders with Scott Barnes

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States

Enjoy a walk with birding expert Scott Barnes, as he introduces participants to the wonderful world of birdwatching. Have you always wanted to try birdwatching but just never knew where to begin? Join Scott Barnes, director of All Things Birds as he will guide you through the trails at the Plainsboro Preserve, searching for birds and giving some tips for getting started on your new journey. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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10:00 am

Nature Buddies Reptile Roundup Pre-K Program

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States
Free

Each week, children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, songs and exploration all about different nature themes.Have you met Maize the corn snake and Cardboard the box turtle? These are two of the adorable animals ambassadors at New Jersey Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve. Maize and Cardboard will show us what it takes to be a reptile. Kids and parents will have loads of fun while learning all about our cold-blooded friends. Program includes a take-home craft. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $7 members, $10 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Every child must have an adult present. Accompanying adult must register for a free ticket. All children present must purchase a ticket. To keep our group size to our determined safety limit please do not bring any guests besides those registered. New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. The entire program will take place outdoors. Restrooms will be available. Wear closed-toe shoes. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 24 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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4:00 pm

Nature Explorers After School Outside Reptile Roundup

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States
Free

Are you tired of being inside? Let's take the fun outside. Each of the Nature Explorers programs will get us outside and exploring nature. Have you met Maize the corn snake and Cardboard the box turtle? These are two of the animals ambassadors at New Jersey Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve. Maize and Cardboard will show us what it takes to be a reptile. After we learn a little about reptiles, we will enjoy exploring the trails searching for our cold-blooded friends. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $7 members, $10 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Every child must have an adult present. Accompanying adult must register for a free ticket. All children present must purchase a ticket. To keep our group size to our determined safety limit please do not bring any guests besides those registered. New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. The entire program will take place outdoors. Restrooms will be available. Wear closed-toe shoes. CANCELLATION: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 24 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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6:00 pm

Autumn Sunset Bird Walk

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 United States

Join us during sunset at Lorrimer Sanctuary and enjoy one of the last nights of summer--with the birds! We will look to the sky in hopes of seeing songbirds. We will also talk about the natural history of these birds as well as what we can expect during the fall migration season. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED We will walk up to 1 mile, over generally level terrain. This workshop may also include an indoor session or a change of location (within a 5 minute drive), depending on weather and birds on the day. COST: $10 members, $12 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** CANCELLATION: : NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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8:00 pm

Nighttime On the Beach

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Vernon Avenue, Mount Vernon Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States

Meet a Nature Center Naturalist at the end of Mount Vernon Ave for an hour of Ghost Crab hunting! Pre-registration required. COST: $5 adults and children ages 3-12, children 2 and under FREE WHERE: Meet at the end of Mount Vernon Avenue near the end of the Promenade in Cape May. WHEN: Thursday evenings. Meet at 7:45 P.M.; will last from 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. WHO CAN JOIN?: A wonderful family program! Children may not participate without an adult. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: We will provide at least 1 “Ghost Crab Catcher 5000” Flashlights (Cell phone flashlights work too!) Masks required CANCELLATION POLICY: NJ Audubon’s programs require a minimum number of registrants to run. If we cancel, due to lack of participation, severe weather, or unforeseen circumstances, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and are eligible for a full refund. Participants may cancel without penalty if greater than 48 hours in advance. Sorry, no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance unless due to health emergencies; however registrations can be transferred to another program in the future. FOR OUR SAFETY & YOUR’S: As we navigate through the era of COVID-19, New Jersey Audubon has adopted new ways of running our outdoor programs, and we just wanted to give you some quick reminders before we get started. First, as you are now aware, pre-registration is required for all NJ Audubon programs (effective July 1st). Normally, we love drop-ins for our programs, but having pre-registration allows us to manage the number of participants – this is especially important for everyone’s health and safety. Smaller groups also provide a more intimate nature experience. At this time, there are no exceptions to the pre-registration rule. Second, everyone should have read and agreed to our field trip and program protocols when you registered, but I/we would like to just reiterate the following: NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes. ***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.*** If you need mask relief during the program, feel free to step away from the group to take a break.   TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW

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