Odonate Walk with Mark Manning at Rogers Refuge

Join Mark for an introduction to the Odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) of Rogers Wildlife Refuge and Institute Woods. Mark will be sharing identification tips for the most common species in our region. Bring binoculars and a camera to capture some of the beautiful species that we will see!

Please pre-register by email at [email protected] to have meeting place instructions and weather updates sent to you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION from June 28, 2021

The Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain

by Sharyn Magee

Moores Station Quarry Plans impact Baldpate Mountain

To protect Baldpate, the Moores Station Quarry restoration needs to be carefully planned to minimize the impact on Baldpate. Read WCAS statement on the quarry here.

Combo Aerial/Terrain photo of Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain showing relief and steep slopes and preserved lands

All three proposed plans for the quarry restoration contain an overlook and a connector trail to the Baldpate trails which bisects high quality Spicebush understory.

The lower connector trail also goes through sensitive habitat containing breeding territories of listed species. Rerouting the proposed trail would transverse habitat of other listed species.

There are no potential paths from the Quarry to the Switchback and Northwest trails that would not create excessive disturbance in very sensitive habitat. The overlook and connector trails need to be removed from the plans.

For more information and to see what is at stake, please read WCAS Statement on the Quarry here

Northern Saw-whet Owl © Tyler Christensen

Washington Crossing Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment and protection of birds, wildlife, and the environment through education, research, and conservation.

Washington Crossing Audubon Field Trip to Institute Woods, Princeton © Tyler Christensen

Experienced birders from Washington Crossing Audubon lead regular birding field trips in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, visiting some of the region’s top birding hotspots.

Chestnut-sided Warbler © Tyler Christensen

Washington Crossing Audubon supports several active research projects, including funding two bird monitoring sites here in central New Jersey and in the Central American country of Costa Rica.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT PRINCETON: 12/20/20 TRENTON: 1/2/21

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