New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings* throughout the program and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Leaders may remove their face covering to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. 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. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.
*Face coverings do not include winter scarves or bandanas. Two-layer fabric or surgical-type masks are required.
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Wildcat Ridge WMA Bird Walk
October 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Dave Oster, Associate Naturalist
Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area, located off Green Pond Road in northern Morris County, preserves almost 6000 acres of forest and wooded ridgeline. The area is surprisingly rugged and supports populations of bear, beaver, porcupine, and bobcat. We will begin with a walk to the beaver pond to look for Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, Towhee, and Swainson’s Thrush. Then we’ll hike approximately 20 minutes to the ridge and should see Ravens soaring with the raptors. The trail is well maintained and there is an excellent chance of encountering Pileated Woodpecker along the way. Time permitting we’ll check out nearby beautiful Splitrock Reservoir.
COST: $10 members, $15 nonmembers.
Registration required. Walk-ins will not be permitted to participate.
Ticket sales end on 10/16/2020 at 5:00 PM.
NEW JERSEY AUDUBON’S PROGRAM GUIDELINES:
New Jersey Audubon field trips and programs adhere to CDC guidelines; leaders have the right to ask a participant to leave the program if someone is not adhering to these guidelines for the health and safety of all. Leaders and participants must wear face coverings throughout the program and maintain social distancing (at least 6’ of separation). Leaders may remove their face covering in order to be heard by the group while maintaining social distance. Please do not come to a program if you are sick or have a sick family member. There will be no sharing of equipment including binoculars or spotting scopes.
***If you have spent time in a state that appears on New Jersey’s Travel Advisories, we request that you do not attend the program and will provide a full refund.***
Please bring your own binoculars, and spotting scope if desired. There will be no equipment available to borrow.
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.
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