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Branch Brook Park Birding Walk

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Branch Brook Park Drive
Newark, NJ 07104 United States
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This iconic urban park can work as a “migrant trap” in fall migration, with chances to see warblers and other birds up close. Explore an iconic urban park. This is the right time to discover fall migrants as they make their way south. Led by Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist Branch Brook Park is distinguished by being the first county park to be opened for public use in the United States. It has been placed on both the New Jersey (1980) and National (1981) Registers of Historic Places. Named for a branch brook that flowed through the valley into the Passaic River, the stream that remains, and much of the surrounding landscape, still retain a natural appearance. More than 4,000 cherry trees that blossom during April are greater both in variety and number than the famed Washington, D.C., display—the result of a 1927 gift from Mrs. Felix Fuld family. At its height the Cherry Blossom Festival attracts over 10,000 people a day. Location: Meet at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Park Avenue and Lake Street Newark, NJ 07104 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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