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2021 Cape May Fall Festival

October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
NJUnited States

75th Anniversary We are pleased to announce we’ll be hosting our Cape May Fall Festival in person from Thursday evening, October 14th through Sunday, October 17th Fall Festival Highlights Registration will include a selection of field trips, trolley trips, boat trips and indoor programs, as well as our Thursday evening Kick-off Party at the Rusty Nail, sponsored by Kowa! Cape May Convention Hall will be packed with all kinds of nature-related vendors, plus a live show animal show every couple of hours by Nature Nick. The Fall Festival t-shirt and artwork is being designed by Louise Zemaitis and we’re looking forward to some 75th Anniversary merch! Looking for more information about the festival and to register, click below: REGISTER HERE Please contact Deb Shaw at 609-400-3836 or [email protected] with any questions

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8:00 am

Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 27, 2021

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville,NJ07924United States
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Enjoy a quiet morning 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. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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Fall Migration Bird Walks

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on October 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 16, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on October 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on November 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes,NJ07417United States
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Join NJA Naturalists as we explore Lorrimer Sanctuary looking for Fall migrants! As we move through the fall migration season, learn who to look for, who is moving through, and where they are headed ! Join Staff Naturalists Mary Birrer or Kirsten Holt at Lorrimer Sanctuary as we walk the trails and use our senses to identify kinglets, sparrows, and other birds that may be here for just a moment or staying for the winter. This program is appropriate for all levels of birders - first time birders or general nature enthusiasts are encouraged! 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 IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress for the weather. This program is entirely outdoors. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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8:45 am

Sandy Hook

October 16 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sandy Hook, Sandy Hook
Middletown,NJUnited States
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Fall birding at the hook at a "crossover" time when shorebirds, flycatchers, and warblers mix with arriving raptors and sparrows. We may encounter anything from shorebirds and terns to flycatchers, sparrows, and warblers. A wide variety of habitats ensure good bird diversity at one of the state’s best spots. Led by Linda Mack and Jason Denesevich. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $20 Members, $25 Non-members NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. REGISTER HERE

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9:30 am

IN-PERSON Nature Infused Yoga with NJ Audubon

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville,NJ07924United States
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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 is required. Ticket sales end at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. We are offering an in-person class at the sanctuary and a virtual class online simultaneously. The in-person class has a limit of 10 people. Be sure to purchase the correct ticket. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS UNTIL OCTOBER 30. In the event of inclement weather, the in-person class attendees will be sent the link to join the virtual online class. BEGINNING NOVEMBER 6 IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE HELD INDOORS AT THE SANCTUARY AND ATTENDEES MUST BE FULLY COVID VACCINATED AND WEAR FACE MASKS. COST: $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 5:30 PM on the Friday before each class. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please bring your own yoga equipment for the in-person 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. REGISTER HERE  

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VIRTUAL Nature Infused Yoga with NJ Audubon

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 20, 2021

NJUnited States

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. COST: $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Ticket sales ends at 4:30 PM on the Friday before each class. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This class will be held virtually through Microsoft 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. REGISTER HERE  

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10:30 am

Coyote Tracks: Autumn Earth Skills (ages 6-8)

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on October 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on November 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May,NJ08204United States
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Explore the Nature Center of Cape May this Fall and learn earth skills connected to the season. Through hands-on experiences and fun stories, children will learn how to make shelter, create a fire by friction, purify water, and harvest food. This is a four-part series, you can sign your child up for one session or multiple! Receive a free hat and discount to a future program for attending all four sessions. September 11th: Shelter Building September 18th: Fire by Friction October 16th: Water Purification November 13th: Autumn Harvest Pre-registration is required. COST: $35 Members, $45 Nonmembers IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a drop-off program for children ages 6-8. This program is held outdoors, rain or shine, so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing! Please send your child with a water bottle and a snack. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over rocky and sandy area. Please bring necessary footwear, sun screen, bug spray, water bottle, and other belongings with you that you may need. Restrooms will be available to the public 30 minutes before and after the program. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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Nature Explorers – FALL 2021 Series!

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes,NJ07417United States
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Join Miss Mary at Lorrimer Sanctuary and enjoy watching your budding naturalist go wild experiencing woodland adventures. Great for 3-5 YOs! The Lorrimer Sanctuary invites families, friends, and nature lovers to join us for an exploration of our natural world. Enjoy watching your budding naturalist ‘go wild’ experiencing woodland adventures. Children use all their senses to safely explore and discover the wonders of nature here at Lorrimer Sanctuary. Children are introduced to nature concepts using a combination of storytelling, exploration and arts and crafts. It is educational and fun! COST:$8 per child for members, $10 per child for nonmembers. SCHEDULE: October 7 & 9- Exploring the Five Senses: As we explore, children will be encouraged to make their own discoveries. We will use our senses to ‘tune in’ to the world around us. October 14 & 16- Leaf Art: Let’s take a closer look at leaves. Make outdoor art with colorful fall leaves and learn about the trees they come from! October 21 & 23- Hibernate or Migrate? Who sleeps the winter away and who flies south? October 28 & 30- Brilliant Bats: Boo! Come celebrate Halloween with us by learning about the bats that live in our forests and what makes them so unique! Dress up in costume during this special class! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Programs run completely outdoors/rain or shine so please come prepared for wet/muddy conditions. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required Maximum of two children per adult; all sessions limited to 12 children. For more information, email: [email protected] or call 908-396-6514 NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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1:00 pm

Coyote Tracks: Autumn Earth Skills (ages 9-12)

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May,NJ08204United States
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Explore the Nature Center of Cape May this Fall and learn earth skills connected to the season. Through hands-on experiences and fun stories, children will learn how to make shelter, create a fire by friction, purify water, and harvest food. This is a four-part series, you can sign your child up for one session or multiple! Receive a free hat and discount to a future program for attending all four sessions. September 11th: Shelter Building September 18th: Fire by Friction October 16th: Water Purification November 13th: Autumn Harvest Pre-registration is required. COST: $35 Members, $45 Nonmembers IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is a drop-off program for children ages 9-12. This program is held outdoors, rain or shine, so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing! Please send your child with a water bottle and a snack. We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over rocky and sandy area. Please bring necessary footwear, sun screen, bug spray, water bottle, and other belongings with you that you may need. Restrooms will be available to the public 30 minutes before and after the program. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 1: Understanding your Digital Camera

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville,NJ07924United States
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In workshop 1, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist David DesRochers, will review the basics of understanding your camera. The instructor will go over camera controls, helping participants understand how the settings work and how changes in settings affect the image. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand lenses, camera bodies, megapixels, shutter speeds, f/stops, focal lengths, apertures, exposure histograms, and depth of field—and how all of these can be used to take good photographs. One person per ticket. Ticket sale ends on 10/15 at 4:00 PM. All attendees must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, and maintain social distancing. COST: $12 members, $25 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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2:30 pm

Native Tree ID

October 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes,NJ07417United States
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Join a Lorrimer Sanctuary naturalist for a brief hike as we talk about the native tree species that provide food and shelter for wildlife, as well as how to ID them once their leaves have fallen. Bring a warm jacket and get ready to learn some tips and tricks for identifying all sorts of common trees! COST: $10 members, $12 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: Fully vaccinated people may attend outdoor programs without masks. If you are unvaccinated, please mask up. Please do not come to a program if you are sick, have a sick family member or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 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. REGISTER HERE

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