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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2020 Cape May Fall Festival Virtual Edition

October 2 - October 4
NJ United States

The 2020 Cape May Fall Festival will be virtual and Cape May-centric! Warm up your ID skills with the experts on Friday, then join us as we capture Cape May's hotspots with the best guides around. You won't want to miss the Bird ID Quiz by a crackerjack team from the New Jersey Young Birders Club, the Keynote by Kenn Kaufman or the debut of Katy Duffy's Sunday presentation about the Cape May Owl Banding Project, "In the Still of the Night." Visit our sponsors and vendors, take your chances on our raffle, and find a treasure in our Silent Auction. Join us! Your registration includes a selection of live streaming from Cape May migration hotspots, interspersed with presentations on a wide variety of topics.  Our Roving Reporters will take you to Higbee Beach, The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows and even the iconic Cape May Hawkwatch.   Cost: A 3-day registration is $100 for CMBO or NJA members, and $125 for non-members.  Or you may choose a daily registration at $40/day for CMBO or NJA members, and $50/day for non-members. Presentations include workshops on hawk ID, fall warbler ID and pelagic birding, as well as live monarch butterfly tagging. Finally, 3 sessions involving our featured speakers are also available separately as a la carte items. For more information and registration please click HERE

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8:00 am

Place-Based Field Experience Workshop for All

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Petty’s Island Pennsauken Township, NJ United States + Google Map

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project Director – Urban Education and Outreach, NJ Audubon  Kelly Wenzel has more than 20 years of experience using the outdoors as a classroom. She has worked extensively with classroom teachers as well as after school and daycare teachers and administrators. Join Kelly for a day of hands-on experiences designed to get your students outside. Learn the basics of running your own place-based field experiences. Using Petty’s Island as the backdrop, discover how history and environment are connected and can be found in every neighborhood. Utilize the roadway, parking lot and natural areas to simulate different teaching spaces in your community. Learn seining, water quality monitoring, soil testing, plant and tree identification and much more! This workshop is appropriate for anyone who works with children. All activities are aligned to NJ Student Learning Standards for Science and can be adapted to any teaching opportunity. Location: Petty's Island. Directions after registration.  Please register early – group size is limited.  Cost: FREE 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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Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

October 3 @ 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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9:30 am

IN-PERSON Nature Infused Yoga

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States

Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Ticket sales ends at 5:00 PM on the Friday before each class. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. Face masks and social distancing required. Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. 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. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS ON THE SANCTUARY LAWN. We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 6 people. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. In the event of inclement weather, the in-person class attendees will be sent the link to join the virtual online class. COST: $10 members, $13 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 5:00 PM on the Friday before each class. 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 your own yoga equipment for the in-person class. Due to NJA COVID guidelines there will be no equipment 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. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW  

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VIRTUAL Nature Infused Yoga

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States

Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. Yoga is a great way to relax, connect with yourself, and increase flexibility and strength. Ticket sales ends at 5:00 PM on the Friday before each class. Led by Kristin Mylecraine, Yoga Teacher. 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. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 6 participants. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. COST: $10 members, $13 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 5:00 PM on the Friday before each class. 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: This class will be held virtually through Office 365 Teams Meeting. Participants will be emailed the link to the meeting after registration closes and before the class. 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

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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12:30 pm

Spotted Lanternfly Survey

October 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08512 United States

Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive insect now found in NJ. Do you know how to find them? Do you know what to do if you find them? Spotted Lanternflies are a relatively new invasive species in NJ. This invasive insect will be a nuisance for homeowners and a serious problem for agriculture in the garden state. Join us as we check the woods at the Plainsboro Preserve to find this destructive pest. There is so much to learn about trying to control the spread of these insects. COST: $7 members, $10 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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1:00 pm

Fly Fishing Workshop – CANCELLED

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States

Learn fly fishing techniques at this workshop with Angus Macaulay, NJ Audubon Program Facilitator. Ticket sales end on 10/2 at 5:00 PM. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. Face masks and social distancing required. Led by Angus Macaulay, Program Facilitator. This workshop is a practical foundation of fly fishing techniques. We will start with a group casting lesson on the lawn learning casting mechanics, the importance of accuracy, and safety. The group will then head down to the Passaic River to explore and search for river macroinvertebrates. Discussion will include how the fish and the macroinvertebrates fit together in the food web, how different flies represent different organisms, how to approach a stream for fishing, and where to look for fish. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own fly rod & reel, but loaners will be available for use during the program if needed. There will be no actual fishing. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED BELOW

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1:30 pm

Monarch Biology

October 3 @ 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 this special program about the Monarch migration through Cape May!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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