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Mercer Meadows Pole Farm 8:00 am
Mercer Meadows Pole Farm @ Mercer Meadows Pole Farm
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
A field trip on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee. Come with us as we walk the paths and compare the flora and fauna to that of Rosedale. Park Known for[...]
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Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed: Vernal Pools of the Sourland Mountains 10:00 am
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed: Vernal Pools of the Sourland Mountains @ To be announced
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson on an exploratory hike of vernal pools in the Sourland Mountains. Waterproof boots/shoes are necessary. This program does not meet at the Watershed Reserve. Directions to meet up site and[...]
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Peace Valley Prowl 9:00 am
Peace Valley Prowl @ Peace Valley Nature Center
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am
A field trip on Sunday, April 9, at 9:00 am, led by Brad Merritt. We’ll walk the trails in this Bucks County Park looking for waterfowl, raptors, and early migrating warblers. Directions: Route 202 South[...]
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Jeffery Hall: Birds of Northwest PA 8:00 pm
Jeffery Hall: Birds of Northwest PA @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jeffery Hall: Birds of Northwest PA @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
Jeffrey Hall: NW “PA”ssages: Nature in the far corner of Pennsylvania. Northwestern Pennsylvania doesn’t have the well-known cities of other parts of the Commonwealth, it lacks the cachet of the Chautauqua and Finger Lakes regions[...]
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SPLASH Steamboat Birding Cruise on the Delaware 8:00 am
SPLASH Steamboat Birding Cruise on the Delaware @ Splash
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Tickets: $22/adults; $15/ages 8–18/and college students with valid ID Rain Date Sunday, April 23, 2017 Directions and Parking from: www.steamboatclassroom.org/contact The steamboat dock is located on an access road behind the Inn at Lambertville Station.[...]
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Abbott Marshlands 8:00 am
Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 am, led by Brad Merritt, Mary Leck, John Maret. Roebling Park is a Mercer County park adjacent to the Hamilton/Trenton marsh. We will see how the[...]
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Mt. Rose Preserve 7:00 am
Mt. Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am
A field trip on Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee and Juanita Hummel. Mt. Rose Preserve, in Hopewell Township, can be an excellent spot in the spring for songbirds. Directions: The[...]
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Abbott Marshlands @ Roebling Park at Abbott Marshlands
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 am, led by Brad Merritt, Mary Leck, John Maret.

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. Please see the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands website (www.marsh-friends.org) for listings of additional outings that complement those of WCAS. Cosponsor: The Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

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30
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Mt. Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 30, at 7:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee and Juanita Hummel.

Mt. Rose Preserve, in Hopewell Township, can be an excellent spot in the spring for songbirds.

Directions: The Preserve is located off Carter Road, south of the Cherry Valley Rd intersection. Entrance will be found on west side of Carter Rd.

Cosponsor: The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.

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Garret Mountain Reservation @ Garret Mountain Reservation
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, May 6, 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.

Directions: From I-80 exit 56A, 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.

Bring a lunch. We may also visit Rifle Camp Park, which is adjacent to Garret Mountain. For additional information, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve Natural Craft FUN-shop @ Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An event on Saturday, May 6, at 10:00-noon

Join us for a short walk on the Reserve to collect natural materials such as acorns, pinecones, pods and vines, which we will then use to create fanciful and whimsical crafts! Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington. Register with SBMWA, call 609-737-7592.

Co-sponsored with Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve.

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 am, led by Mark Witmer and Brad Merritt.

Two trips are offered to the Institute Woods, an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. The second trip is Saturday, May 20.

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 13 all-day

This is the first call for our 2017 Birdathon, to be held on Saturday, May 13! Spring will be here sooner than we know and WCAS Birdathon ‘17 will take place at the height of spring migration. Our sole fundraiser of the year will bring together people who love birds and the environment for a friendly competition to spot as many species as possible in a day.

We will be asking our members, friends and neighbors for donations, which will all go toward support of local educational outreach, research and conservation efforts. Your generous Birdathon donations fund programs and research that will further our understanding of both our resident and migrating bird species and enable us to share birding insights with you in a variety of community offerings.

Participate! We want to build on last year’s team effort. You can join a guided team in heading to hot spots such as Baldpate, The Pole Farm, or the Princeton Institute Woods. Look for more information in the next newsletter.

Become a team leader—naturalists who will head out into the field and lead a small group of members and friends around your favorite Birdathon locations. We’ll help coordinate your team and support donation collection.

If you would like to volunteer to lead a team, email Juanita Hummel at contact.wcas@gmail.com.

Join us in bringing the fun of Birdathon to everyone …enjoy a day outdoors and tally bird species and

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Princeton Institute Woods @ Rogers Wildllife Refuge next to Princeton Institute Woods
May 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, May 20, at 8:00 am, led by Andrew Bobe and Brad Merritt.

Two trips are offered to the Institute Woods, an excellent place to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds. The first trip is Saturday, May 7.

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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Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain @ Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain
May 21 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Sunday, May 21, at 8:00 am, led by Pat Sziber and Franta Broulik.

Directions: Pennington-Washington Crossing Road (Rt. 546) to the intersection of Route 29. Turn right, go two miles to Fiddler’s Creek Road. Turn right to parking area. Or, from Church Road and Bear Tavern Road (Rt. 579), follow Church Road to right onto Fiddler’s Creek Rd. Continue to the parking area on your right. For more information, contact Pat Sziber at 609-737-1189.

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Delaware Water Gap, North Jersey @ Stokes State Forest
Jun 3 @ 7:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, June 3, led by Sharyn Magee and Brad Merritt. Leave Princeton at 7:00 am for the Stokes State Forest area.

This trip involves driving to numerous stops near the Stokes State Forest; carpool is available to minimize the number of cars.  Either meet at Princeton Shopping Center at 301 N Harrison St, Princeton, NJ 08540  (GPS: 40°21’43.7″N 74°39’00.2″W; 40.362263, -74.650170) or a meeting place at Stokes State Forest Office, one mile north of Culvers Lake (see map in event Location Details.)

You must register with Brad Merritt, (609) 921-8964.

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Washington Crossing State Park @ Washington Crossing State Park
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, June 10, at 8:00 am, led by Wayne Henderek and Franta Broulik.

We will walk trails looking for spring migrants and resident birds in wooded areas and adjacent fields.

Directions: Off Washington Crossing–Pennington Road in Titusville. Follow signs to the Nature Center parking lot. For more info, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.