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6:30 am

Morning Flight Experience

October 1, 2022 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 am on Sunday, repeating until October 9, 2022

An event every week that begins at 6:30 am on Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2022

Join CMBO interpretive naturalists to experience and learn about the songbird morning flight that takes place during fall migration. Meets for two hours after sunrise at the observation tower on the jetty road at Higbee Beach. NO preregistration required.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Start time for this event varies based on sunrise Weather Permitting  COST: FREE 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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.  

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8:00 am

Fall Migration Birding

October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 22, 2022

Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 United States
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Grab your binoculars and head out to Lorrimer for some beginner friendly collaborative birding! Have you ever wondered about the birds you see in your backyard? Learn basic bird ID during this beginner friendly bird walk. All skill levels are welcome. Enjoy the fall sights and sounds as we wander the trails at Lorrimer birding! Dress appropriately for the weather! We will be outdoors the entire time. COST: $8 members, $10 non-members IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dress appropriately for the weather. This program is entirely outdoors. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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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Morning Walk at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

October 1, 2022 @ 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 26, 2022

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
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 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 4:00 PM the day before the walk. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates. New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors. 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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8:30 am

Hatfield Swamp

October 1, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Stop & Shop, 875 Bloomfield Avenue, #West
West Caldwell, NJ 07006 United States
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Exploring varied habitats for fall migrants such as warblers and raptors will make this an exciting trip! Footing may be wet or muddy. We will carpool to the trailhead. Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist Location: Stop & Shop, 875 Bloomfield Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ  07006 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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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8:45 am

Sandy Hook Birding

October 1, 2022 @ 8:45 am - 1:30 pm
Sandy Hook – Lot B, Hartshorne Drive
Sandy Hook, NJ 07732 United States
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Early October is a great time for fall migration at Sandy Hook. We may encounter terns, waders, warblers and more. Fall birding at a “crossover time” when neotropic migrants mix with incoming raptors and sparrows. A wide variety of habitats ensures good birding at one of the state's best hotspots. Be prepared for a fair amount of walking on flat and sandy terrain. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. Led by Linda Mack, Carole Hughes, and Chris Daly. Location: Meet at Parking Lot B, about halfway down the lot by the bathrooms PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED COST: $20 Members, $25 Non-members NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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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9:00 am

NJ Audubon Fall Tree and Shrub Walk

October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Join Naturalist Dorothy Smullen for a leisurely walk through our forest. Join Dorothy for a leisurely walk through our forest. Enjoy the changing colors and review tree and shrub identification. After the walk visit our Fall Native Plant Sale at 10:00 that features native trees and shrubs. Ticket sales end at 4:00 PM the day before the walk. You must pre-register, walk-ins will not be allowed to participate. One person per ticket. 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates. New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors. 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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Peregrine Project Exhibit

October 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on December 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on January 1, 2023 at 9:00 am

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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For the past year, photographer Wayne Quinto Greenstone has been documenting the Peregrine Falcons that have returned to their historic nesting sites along the Palisades Cliffs, some 500 feet above the Hudson River. His extraordinary images and creative renditions will be on display at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery through January 25, 2023. The Art Gallery is open 9am – 5pm Thu, Fri Sat and 12 noon – 5pm on Sunday. Cost: FREE Location: Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery on the second floor of the Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd. in Bernardsville.  

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9:30 am

IN-PERSON Nature Infused Yoga

October 1, 2022 @ 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 19, 2022

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United 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. COST: $13 members, $16 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates. New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors. 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

October 1, 2022 @ 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 19, 2022

New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United 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 required.  THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. COST: $13 members, $16 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! 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. NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates. New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors. 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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10:00 am

Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2022

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: $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $24 Children (12 and under) REGISTER HERE NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates. New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors. 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.  

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Fall Native Plant Sale

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Jersey Audubon’s Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Leaves may fall and flowers fade but the underground parts of plants are growing and preparing for year to come.  This makes autumn the perfect time to add trees and shrubs to your wildlife-friendly garden.  These new additions will be ready to take off next Spring.  Support three NJA Centers through your purchases of specially selected native trees and shrubs that will our Garden State. Get there early as plants go fast - sorry no preorders SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, October 1s Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Meet the Author During the Plant Sale Jane Hurwitz, author of Butterfly Gardening, to discuss gardening for butterflies and assist customers searching for butterfly friendly plants.

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Fall Native Plant Sale

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lorrimer Sanctuary, 790 Ewing Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 United States
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Leaves may fall and flowers fade but the underground parts of plants are growing and preparing for year to come.  This makes autumn the perfect time to add trees and shrubs to your wildlife-friendly garden.  These new additions will be ready to take off next Spring.  Support three NJA Centers through your purchases of specially selected native trees and shrubs that will our Garden State. Get there early as plants go fast - sorry no preorders

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10:30 am

Hawk ID Mini-Workshop

October 1, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until October 23, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until October 22, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until October 21, 2022

Struggling to separate a Sharp-shinned Hawk from a Cooper's? Amazed when a Bald Eagle is spotted high in the sky where you see nothing? Learn how seasoned Hawk watchers spot and identify these magnificent birds. Join CMBO interpretive naturalists at the raptor capital of North America, Cape May Point State Park. Meets at the East Shelter, the picnic pavilion NEXT to the Hawkwatch Platform. NO preregistration required. Family-friendly COST: FREE 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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.    

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2:00 pm

Seabird ID Mini-Workshop

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 6, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 12, 2022

Avalon Seawatch Avalon, NJ 08202 United States + Google Map

The migration of scoters and other sea ducks, loons, cormorants and gannets can be an overwhelming sight.  For example, the CMBO full-time Avalon Seawatch project sighted over one million seabirds here in 2014! Join CMBO interpretive naturalists for this outdoor workshop to witness and learn about this migration spectacle.  Meets at the Avalon Seawatch location on the Beach between 8th and 9th St., at the north end of Avalon. NO preregistration required.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Bring binoculars, scope and tripod, if available Dress in layers for wind, cold, or warm weather COST: FREE 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: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated or who wants additional protection should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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.  

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Monarch Tagging Demo

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 23, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 21, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 22, 2022

Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Join the Monarch Monitoring Project team and learn about the Monarch butterflies that migrate through Cape May. After the talk, watch as small tags are affixed to Monarchs to track their migration. You'll learn how you can help with Monarch conservation! NO preregistration required. Family-friendly Meeting Location: Meets at the Nature Center of Cape May, located at 1600 Delaware Ave in Cape May.. Cost: FREE - contributions to the Monarch Monitoring Project are welcome.  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: All NJ counties are considered medium to low COVID-19 community levels.  New Jersey Audubon highly recommends that anyone who is not fully vaccinated, wants additional protection, or comes from a higher community level area should consider wearing a mask and social distancing, especially indoors.  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.  

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