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Peace Valley Prowl 9:00 am
Peace Valley Prowl @ Peace Valley Nature Center
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am
A field trip on Sunday, April 8, at 9:00 am, led by Brad Merritt and Margery Rutbell. We’ll walk the trails in this Bucks County Park looking for waterfowl, raptors, and early migrating warblers. Directions:[...]
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Blaine Rothauser: The Silent Majority: The Moths of New Jersey 8:00 pm
Blaine Rothauser: The Silent Majority: The Moths of New Jersey @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Blaine Rothauser: The Silent Majority: The Moths of New Jersey @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
Blaine Rothauser: The Silent Majority: The Moths of New Jersey Monday, April 16, 2018, at 8:00 PM For Blaine Rothauser, moths are some of the most underappreciated creatures. New Jersey is home to over 2,000[...]
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Fireman’s Eddy (D&R Canal State Park) 8:00 am
Fireman’s Eddy (D&R Canal State Park) @ Fireman's Eddy
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, April 21, at 8:00 AM led by Juanita Hummel and Brad Merritt. This section of the D&R Canal State Park is bounded by the Canal on one side and the[...]
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Mount Rose Preserve 7:00 am
Mount Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
A field trip on Sunday, April 22, at 7:00 AM led by Sharyn Magee and Beth Craighead. Mount Rose Preserve consists of 387 acres of meadows, shrub land, and forest. On this walk we will be[...]
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Abbott Marshlands 8:00 am
Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, April 28, at 8:00AM led by Brad Merritt, John Maret, Mary Leck, Andrew Bobe. Roebling Park is a Mercer County park adjacent to the Hamilton/Trenton marsh. We will see how[...]
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Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 28, at 8:00AM led by Brad Merritt, John Maret, Mary Leck, Andrew Bobe. Roebling Park is a Mercer County park adjacent to the Hamilton/Trenton marsh. We will see how the marsh and its wildlife come out for spring. For more info, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964. Directions: Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave. turn onto Sewell at traffic light; at road’s end, turn left and continue downhill to parking lot. For additional outings that complement WCAS, see the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands website. Co-sponsored by Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

 

 

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Garret Mountain Reservation @ Garret Mountain Reservation
May 5 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 am–2:00 pm, led by Brad Merritt and Sharyn Magee.

Garret Mountain Reservation, a Passaic County Park, located just south of Paterson, NJ, can be an excellent spot in the spring for the songbird migration. We may also visit Rifle Camp Park, which is adjacent to Garret Mountain. Bring a lunch.

Directions: From I-80 exit 56A (Squirrelwood Road). Turn right on Rifle Camp Road. At Mountain Ave, turn left (army tank and reservoir on left) and go 0.3 miles to the entrance to Garret Mountain Reservation. Go right up hill to a large parking area. From Somerville, roughly 45 miles.

For additional information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Sunday, May 6, at 8:00 am, led by Mark Witmer, Brad Merritt and Andrew Bobe.

The Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Study is an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. Two dates are offered; select the most convenient for you.

Directions: From Princeton take Alexander Street toward Route 1. At the bend before the canal turn right on West Drive. Go a short distance on West Drive and park near the entrance to Rogers Wildlife Refuge.

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Birdathon
May 12 all-day

Birdathon 2018, Saturday, May 12

This is the first call for Birdathon ’18! The main event will take place on Saturday May 12 (rain date Sunday May 13), with guided walks to local hotspots in Mercer and Hunterdon counties. New for this year will be additional events planned for the week leading up to The Big Day – look for details in our spring newsletter!

The Birdathon is our sole fund raiser each year, and we’ll be asking our members, friends and neighbors for donations, which all goes to support of local educational outreach, research and conservation efforts. Your generous donations fund programs and research that will further our understanding of our resident and migrating bird species and enable us to share birding insights with you in a variety of community programs that are free to all.

We are looking for additional team leaders—naturalists who can head out into the field and lead a small group of members and friends around your favorite natural location(s). We’ll help coordinate your team and support donation collection. If you would like to volunteer or lead a team, please email Juanita Hummel or Brad Merritt at contact.wcas@gmail.com.