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

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm

September 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Rea Farm – The Beanery, Bayshore Rd
West Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO naturalists for this 2-hour walk around the Rea Farm “Beanery” property!  NJ Audubon has leased the birding privileges on this working farm where the field edges regularly attract warblers, sparrows, and other fall migrants. It’s also a great place to see migrant raptors overhead. 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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8:00 am

Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
Free

Enjoy a quiet morning here at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff or Associate Naturalist. Enjoy a quiet morning here at the Sanctuary walking the trails with an NJ Audubon staff 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 snow, rain, or weather warnings. Registration required by 5:00 PM the day before the walk. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. Face masks and social distancing required; please bring your own binoculars, loaner binoculars will not be available. COST: Free for members, $5 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: Please bring binoculars if you have them.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.

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Troy Meadows Bird Walk

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Troy Meadows Wetlands, Troy Meadows Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States

Troy Meadows offers an excellent diversity of birds. Led by Andrew Eppedio and David Benvent, NJ Audubon Field Trip Assistants, and Stephanie Punnett, Program Director. We will walk Troy Meadow Road down to the marsh, and possibly some side trails. In early fall Troy offers an excellent diversity of birds - American Kestrel, Lincoln's Sparrow, and Marsh Wren. Connecticut Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Philadelphia Vireo are possibilities. In recent years Red-headed Woodpecker has established a nesting presence at Troy and we will make a special effort to hear and see this beautiful bird. There is always a "surprise" or two at Troy. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. Andrew and David are avid birders, and have led walks for NJ Audubon at the Cape May Festival and for Mass Audubon on Martha's Vineyard. They have been Co-captains for NJ Audubon's World Series of Birding Youth Team for the past 3 years.COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers.Registration required. Walk-ins will not be permitted to participate.Ticket sales end on 9/25/2020 at 5 PM.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.***Please bring your own binoculars, and spotting scope if desired. There will be no equipment available to borrow.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.

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8:45 am

Forsythe NWR Birding

September 26 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Edwin B Forsythe, 800 Great Creek Road
Galloway, NJ 08205 United States

Waders, shorebirds, plus some fall songbirds at one of the best birding spots in the state. Led by Scott Barnes and Mike Mandracchia. Pre-registration required. COST: $15 members, $20 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.*** TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW

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9:30 am

MONARCH FESTIVAL

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Join us in celebrating monarch butterflies at this year's Monarch Festival 2020! MONARCH FESTIVAL 2020 SCHEDULE Thursday , September 24th & Friday, September 25th (Virtual Programs) 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Log in to our Virtual Monarch Festival from your home computer! We understand that the current state of the world is difficult to deal with, so sit back and relax from home while we delve into the wonderful world of monarch butterflies. With different activities all day long, you can watch sessions live or view the recorded versions later with the purchase of a ticket. We will include the biology of the caterpillar and butterfly, outdoor lab experiences, as well as some fun crafts you can do from home. COST: One Day Pass: $15 per member/ $20 per non-member             Two Day Pass: $25 per member/ $35 per non-member Schedule for Thursday, September 24th: 10-10:30 AM Biology of a Butterfly 11-11:30 AM Butterfly/Pollinator gardening 1-1:30 PM Flight of the Butterfly to Mexico 2:00-2:30 PM Outdoor Lab Experience, Tagging a butterfly 3:00-3:45 PM Butterfly Lifecycle Yoga 4-4:30 PM Arts and Crafts, Tie Dye Butterfly Schedule for Friday, September 25th: 10-10:30 AM Biology of a Caterpillar 11-11:30 AM Outdoor Lab Experience, Wildlife Gardening for caterpillars 1-1:30 PM Milkweed Community 2:00-2:30 PM Outdoor Lab Experience, Tagging a butterfly 4-4:30 PM Arts and Crafts, Caterpillars and Milkweed IN PERSON MONARCH FESTIVAL 2020 Saturday, September 26th (In-person Programs) 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Monarch Festival will have to run a bit differently this year as we are only able to have small groups visiting the center for pre-registered programs. That will not stop us from celebrating the beauty that is the monarch butterfly. Sign up for our morning session or our afternoon session where we will pack all the goodness of our festival into a fun filled trifecta of activities. Groups will rotate between arts and crafts, a garden tour and monarch tagging! This is our only day of the festival in-person programs of the The morning session will run from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM and the afternoon sessions from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM and 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. COST: $15 for members/ $20 for non-members REGISTER HERE  

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Virtual Nature Infused Yoga

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
NJ United States

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. 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. Preregistration required. Ticket sale ends on 9/25 at 5:00 PM. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 7, 2020

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

Join Captain Bob and the 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, $20 Children (12 and under) REGISTER HERE For more information on all of CMBO’s walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868 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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1:30 pm

Monarch Biology

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve, 801 Wilson St
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Free

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED (walk-ups will not be permitted). Join CMBO Monarch Monitoring Project naturalists for a stroll through a milkweed-filled meadow to learn about Monarch Butterfly biology and migration. We’ll hope to see monarchs and other butterflies, and we’ll wrap up by tagging one or more monarchs and send them on their way to Mexico. 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.*** 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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2:00 pm

Virtual Digital Photography Workshop: Lightroom/Adobe Camera RAW/Photoshop Integration

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NJ United States

Led by Jack Moskowitz, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist. This workshop will focus on integrating Lightroom into a Photoshop workflow. More and more photographers are using Lightroom to organize and process their images. However, Photoshop allows the photographer to easily accomplish image editing that would be difficult in Lightroom. In this workshop students will learn how to integrate Lightroom/Bridge/Adobe Camera RAW/Photoshop into a combined workflow. Participants are encouraged to email one image (preferably RAW) for editing demonstrations; email provided after registration. Registration required by 5:00 PM 9/18. COST: $7 members, $12 nonmembers. (One person per ticket.) REGISTER HERE

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