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May 2019

National Kids to Parks Day

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
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Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide will take part in a grassroots movement to discover America’s parks through play on May 18, to commemorate National Park Trust’s 9th annual Kids to Parks Day!  Join Plainsboro Township's Environmental Education Coordinator Tara Miller and NJ Audubon's Lead Teacher Naturalist Anna Hill here in Plainsboro’s Plainsboro Preserve for a morning hike as Plainsboro celebrates National Kids to Parks Day! FREE

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Native Plant Sale

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
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Your gardens will be the buzz, tweet, and talk of the neighborhood when you get off to a good start with top-quality plants. We emphasize the use of New Jersey native plants, which benefit wildlife and have a strong ornamental appeal for your landscape. Some non-native (but non-invasive) perennials and annuals, which offer an added boost to butterfly gardens, will also be available.  

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Digital Photography Workshop 9: The Art of Flower Photography 

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Led by David DesRochers, Associate Naturalist Whether photographing flowers in your garden or in a mountain meadow, there are techniques every level of photographer can use to create a photo worth hanging on your wall. In Workshop 9, nature photographer David DesRochers’ “The Art of Flower Photography” will help you understand digital SLR camera settings and how to use them to manage light and sharpness. David will also cover the basics of composition and will share a few creative ideas that you can use to change an ordinary subject into a work of art. Bring your camera for a hands-on practice session following the presentation. $12 members; $25 nonmembers

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Citizen Scientists Unite!

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
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How do we keep track of changes in bird populations locations of invasive plants, or blooming times of native trees and other flowering plants? Citizen Scientists! What is a Citizen Scientist? People like you, who learn to use apps to help keep track of our world. For example, each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists monitoring changes in bird populations. Associate Naturlaist Shari-Beth Nadell will introduce you to iNaturlaist, eBirds, and several more apps that help you to monitor the world. $6 Member, $8 Non-member Pre-registration is required by calling 609-427-3052 at least a day in advance.

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Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery: Genuine Character: Scott Gilbert’s Images of Avian Personality

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Each species and individual displays a unique personality. Think of the relentless determination of the shorebirds, the soaring independence of the raptors, or the colorful charm of the warblers. For bird photographer Scott Gilbert, the magic happens on those special occasions when he is able to reflect the subject's distinctive character in a way that meaningfully resonates with the viewer. An exhibition of Scott’s characterful photographs opens at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, on March 1, 2019 and runs until May 27, 2019. Sundays open from 12 to 4 Mondays closed

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Discover Dragons and Damsels of Central New Jersey

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Given by Dorothy Smullen, Teacher/naturalist. Come and learn about dragonflies and damselfies, fascinating and beautiful members of the insect world. After an illustrated program inside, we will scout the fields and ponds for local species. Suitable for 7 years and older. Please preregister by May 17. Limited to 15 registrants. $5 members, $10 nonmembers

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Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne

May 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Monday, repeating until May 27, 2019

With Pete Dunne and CMBO Naturalists. Meets at the Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows Preserve parking lot on Sunset Blvd. Spring birding for lingering waterfowl and migrant shorebirds can be very rewarding at this freshwater wetland. No preregistration required. Family-friendly. Cost: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868

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Back Bay Birding by Boat on the Osprey

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Miss Chris Marina – The Osprey, 1212 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204 NJ United States + Google Map

Join Captain Bob and the naturalists and 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.  

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E-Z Birding

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

Meets near the Hawkwatch Platform at Cape May Point State Park. For beginning birders and anyone who wants to learn more about birds and how to find them. The park has a variety of habitats – woods, fields, ponds, dunes, and beach. Loaner binoculars are available. No preregistration required. Family-friendly. Cost: $6 members, $10 nonmembers. For more information on all of CMBO's walks and programs, please call 609-400-3868    

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Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery: Genuine Character: Scott Gilbert’s Images of Avian Personality

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Each species and individual displays a unique personality. Think of the relentless determination of the shorebirds, the soaring independence of the raptors, or the colorful charm of the warblers. For bird photographer Scott Gilbert, the magic happens on those special occasions when he is able to reflect the subject's distinctive character in a way that meaningfully resonates with the viewer. An exhibition of Scott’s characterful photographs opens at the Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, on March 1, 2019 and runs until May 27, 2019. Sundays open from 12 to 4 Mondays closed

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