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March 2019

Hilltop Reservation Birding Walk

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Hilltop Reservation, Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell, NJ 07006 NJ United States + Google Map

Explore edge and meadow habitats for spring migrants with an easy walk through the reservation. $6 members, $8 nonmembers. Call 908.396.6386 to register. $6 members, $8 nonmembers Led by Dave Hall. Meet in the parking lot at Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell, NJ 07006

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

March 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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Learning the Birds by Song

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924 United States
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Led by Randy Little, Associate Naturalist This workshop series will begin Thursday March 21 and will meet every Thursday evening until April 25.  Workshop participants may join Randy on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 to 9:30-ish am for a free, outdoor, “practical hands-on” Learning the Birds by Song walk at the Sanctuary.  For beginners and those with some experience, this birding-by-ear workshop series will improve your bird identification skills.  More often than not, birds are heard before they are seen (if seen at all!)  Learning their songs will add another dimension to your birdwatching.  March 21 and 28 will cover the winter resident birds, April 4 and 11 will cover the early migrant birds, and April 18 and April 25 will cover the summer resident birds.  Randy Little is a former NJA board member and long-time NJA volunteer.  Randy learned birding as a youngster under the wings of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s founders, and is a master at recording bird songs for the Cornell Lab. $10 members, $15 nonmembers

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Morning Walks at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
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 and/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 heavy snow, rain, or weather warnings. FREE

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

March 22 @ 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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Building Soil for Better Crops

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
NJ United States

New Jersey Audubon will be hosting a workshop along with South Jersey Land and Water Trust for farmers and producers in the Pittsgrove area on Friday March 22, 2019 (with a snow date of March 29th). The workshop titled “Building Soil for Better Crops” will be held at Dodges Market located at 55 Chestnut Street, Elmer NJ and will address a number of practices to build soil health on working lands. Topics include How to address issues in the soil through a diverse cover crop prescription, economic benefits of a no-tillage cropping system, USDA program opportunities from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency, as well as farmland preservation opportunities. New Jersey Audubon will detail their Healthy Land and Waters Grant program that couples wildlife habitat with water quality protections. Applications will be available on site. Following a morning of talks and a catered lunch, participants will tour a local farm employing a number of practices to increase soil health and protect water quality while providing beneficial habitat to pollinators and other insects. Please join us! This event is FREE but SPACE IS LIMITED and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP to Brittany Dobrzynski by March 18th to reserve your spot! Brittany.dobrzynski@njaudubon.org or 609-400-3826.

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Kids and Critters Preschool Program: Birds in Our Backyards

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
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Birds in Our Backyard Kids and Critters Preschool Program Bright pictures, lively stories, and learning about animals and nature – come hear an animated telling of a favorite children’s book, followed by checking out the birds at our feeding station, a walk to find birds in the woods, and making a simple craft. Appropriate for children ages 4 - 5 years old. Pre-registration is required by calling 609-427-3052 at least a day in advance. $5 Member Family, $7 Non-member Family

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Twilight Tour – Sounds of Dusk

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512 United States
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The evening light is different in every season, and a full moon creates a special night. In the gathering evening light, we will set out to see what we can hear: migrating water fowl settling in for the night, maybe one of our resident red foxes, bats hunting for insects. We’ll walk the trails after hours without flashlights. Appropriate for ages 7 through adults. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. $7 nonmembers, $5 members Pre-registration is required by calling 609-427-3052 at least a day in advance.

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Spring Dance of the Woodcock at the Negri Nepote Native Grassland

March 22 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 29, 2019 at 7:45pm

Negri Nepote Grasslands, 260 Skillmans Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873 NJ United States + Google Map

Led by Chris and Paula Williams, Associate Naturalists.  The American Woodcock, a long billed woodland bird probes in soft wet soil of wetlands and eats its weight in worms each day. Woodcock return to Franklin Township in late winter or early spring to mate and nest. Males of the species begin calling and performing an aerial courtship-display-flight when the afternoon shadows are almost gone. We’ll hear more than we see. Franklin Township’s open space program will, for the 15th consecutive year, sponsor guided nature walks on Township open space parcels.  Kindly RSVP at franklintrails@twp.franklin.nj.us or 732.873.2500 x6279.

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Morning Walks at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd
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 and/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 heavy snow, rain, or weather warnings. FREE

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