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8:00 am

E-Z Birding at the Cape May Point State Park

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Join CMBO naturalists for 2 hours of birding around the Cape May Point State Park! E-Z Birding is for beginning birders and for those want to learn more about the birds and how to find them. Cape May Point State Park is a great place to bird with a variety of habitats - woods, fields, ponds, dunes, and beach! PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. COST: $8 members, $12 nonmembers. Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  We bird in all weather. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and dress in layers appropriate for prevailing weather conditions. The weather in Cape May can differ considerably from nearby inland areas and may be warmer, colder, or windier so it’s best to be over prepared. We may have to bird in the rain, so please bring your rain gear. TRANSPORTATION: We may walk up to 1.5 miles, over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. Some trips involve walks over jetties. 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 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. REGISTER HERE  

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8:30 am

BioBlitz at CMBO’s Center for Research and Education

September 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join CMBO Naturalists and staff, along with local wildlife experts as we work to uncover and identify the variety of species that call our Center for Research and Education (CRE) home! How will we be doing this? By organizing a BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is an organized effort to catalogue all living organisms in a specified location over a set period of time. We encourage anyone that would like to participate in this event to stop by CRE at anytime between 8:30am to 4:00pm and be sure to check out the special programs we have scheduled throughout the day! COST: FREE Special Program Schedule is listed below - the programs are free, but pre-registration is required - space is limited.   9:00am to 10:30am - Introduction to BioBlitz-ing Cost: FREE - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Join two of our CMBO Naturalists, Kathy & Roger Horn, to learn the basics of how to participate in this year’s BioBlitz, along with the variety of identification tools available at your fingertips! The first part of this program will begin with a presentation about the BioBlitz and how to participate. The second part of the program will be an interactive trail walk where participants will be able to put all of their new identification skills to the test! 11:00am to 12:00pm – Gardening for Wildlife Cost: FREE - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Want to learn about the benefits of turning your backyard into a healthy habitat for native wildlife? Attend our Gardening for Wildlife talk to gain a better understanding of how you can transform your backyard into a heaven for native species! Additionally, we’ll be discussing how you can utilize the National Wildlife Federation to get your property listed as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. 1:00pm to 1:45pm - Monarch Tagging Demo Cost: FREE - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED 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! 2:30pm to 3:30pm – Introduction to Conservation Assistance Programs Cost: FREE - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED New Jersey Audubon’s Stewardship Department works with landowners and farmers throughout the state to implement best management practices for soil, water, and wildlife conservation. In this introductory program, learn about financial and technical assistance programs available in the area to help protect natural resources on working lands. Applications will be available on site, with the opportunity to consult with stewardship staff and conservation planners about potential restoration and conservation projects on your land. This interactive session is conveniently scheduled just weeks before the Fall 2022 application deadline for federal and local programs. Visit with us to see if you would qualify and apply! 8:00pm to 10:00pm - Mothing with Sam Galick Cost: FREE - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Join local moth expert, Sam Galick, as we work to add as many moth species to our BioBlitz list as possible! Using a mercury light, we will be able to get a close look at the wide variety of local moth species that call CRE home.   NEW JERSEY AUDUBON'S PROGRAM GUIDELINES: New Jersey counties are varied in their COVID-19 community transmission rates.  […]

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11:00 am

Monarch Monitoring Project Drop-In

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 20, 2022

Triangle Park, 498 Coral Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Join our Monarch Monitoring staff and volunteers at Triangle Park to learn about the Monarch Monitoring Project. The team may be tagging monarchs, tending to the gardens that support the monarchs, or engaged in other project activity. Meets at Triangle Park, located at Lighthouse and Coral Avenues in Cape May Point. NO preregistration required. Family-friendly 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: 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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1:00 pm

Optics 101

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join CMBO naturalist Chuck Slugg to learn about all things optics! Our resident expert on all things optics will explain what all those numbers mean, how to choose binoculars and spotting scopes that fit your budget and any special needs you have. You will have the opportunity to field test an array of optics outside (recommended for children 12 and up). This program will take place outdoors and involve minimal walking. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following link to learn more or join: Become a Member today! IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  We bird in all weather. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and dress in layers appropriate for prevailing weather conditions. The weather in Cape May can differ considerably from nearby inland areas and may be warmer, colder, or windier so it’s best to be over prepared. We may have to bird in the rain, so please bring your rain gear. TRANSPORTATION: We may walk over generally level, sometimes muddy or sandy terrain. 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 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. REGISTER HERE  

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