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Round Valley Reservoir 8:30 am
Round Valley Reservoir @ Round Valley Boat Launch
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
A field trip on Saturday, February 2, at 8:30 am – noon, led by Mark Witmer and Brad Merritt. This reservoir in northern Hunterdon County covers over 4,000 acres, is more than 180 feet deep,[...]
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Great Backyard Bird Count 2019 12:00 am
Great Backyard Bird Count 2019
Feb 15 @ 12:00 am – Feb 18 @ 11:59 pm
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to[...]
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Juanita Hummel: Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder 8:00 pm
Juanita Hummel: Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Juanita Hummel: Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder @ Stainton Hall at Pennington School | Pennington | New Jersey | United States
Monday, February 18 @ 8 PM Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a human population of only 529,000 hardy individuals, is largely wild and unspoiled. Newfoundland Island, where most of the people live,[...]
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Round Valley Reservoir @ Round Valley Boat Launch
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, February 2, at 8:30 am – noon, led by Mark Witmer and Brad Merritt.

This reservoir in northern Hunterdon County covers over 4,000 acres, is more than 180 feet deep, and is a popular recreational site year-round. Winter is a good time to search for bald eagles, various waterfowl, and gulls. Depending on weather conditions, we will combine this with a tour of the adjacent Cushetunk Mountain Nature Preserve or nearby Spruce Run Recreation Area. For further information, or notice of trip cancellation due to weather, call Mark Witmer at (609) 730-0826.

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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area @ Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am

A field trip on Saturday, March 9, at 8:30 am, led by John Maret and Andrew Bobe.

We will seek wintering waterfowl, raptors and land birds. Other bird sightings may include a snipe, rusty blackbird, a variety of ducks and sparrows, and early arrivals. This is also the time to start looking for migrating waterfowl and other northern-bound birds in this productive local wildlife management area.

Directions: East on I-195 to exit 11, Imlaystown. North on Imlaystown Road 2.6 miles to parking area at Lake Assunpink. For more information, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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Washington Crossing State Park @ Washington Crossing State Park
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm

A field trip on Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 PM  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: Located off of Washington Crossing–Pennington Road in Titusville, enter the park and follow signs to the Nature Center. Park at the Nature Center parking lot. For more information, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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Mercer Meadows Pole Farm @ Mercer Meadows Pole Farm
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A field trip on Saturday, April 1, at 8:00 am, led by Sharyn Magee and Jim Meyers.

Join us for a fascinating walk around the Pole Farm of Mercer Meadows. We will be on alert for raptors, woodpeckers, migration fly-overs, early migrating songbirds and have hopes of spotting a bald eagle.

Directions to Mercer Meadows: From the traffic light at Manors Corner shopping center on Pennington-Lawrenceville Rd, take Keefe Rd toward Princeton for 1.1 miles to the bend where it meets Cold Soil Rd. We will meet at the entrance located at the intersection of Keefe and Cold Soil Roads.

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

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Peace Valley Prowl @ Peace Valley Nature Center
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am

A field trip on Sunday, April 8, at 9:00 am, led by Franta Broulik and Margery Rutbell.

We’ll walk the trails in this Bucks County Park looking for waterfowl, raptors, and early migrating warblers.

Directions: Route 202 South toward Doylestown. Right onto Route 313, proceed west for 4 miles. Left on New Galena Road, then first left onto Chapman Road. Go to the parking lot across from the Nature Center. For more info, call Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964.

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Mt. Rose Preserve @ Mt. Rose Preserve
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am

A field trip on Saturday, April 20, at 7:00 am led by Gretchen Buxton and Beth Craighead.

Mount Rose Preserve consists of 387 acres of meadows, shrub land, and forest. On this walk we will be looking for a variety of early spring migrants. With the diversity of habitat, this is a naturalist’s treat.

Directions: From Rosedale Road, turn right on Carter Road and continue approx. 3/4 mile. Entrance to preserve is on the left (west side.) Drive back to parking lot. For more information, contact Brad Merritt at 609-921-8964

Co-sponsored by Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space

 

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Pryde’s Point Trail – Alexauken Creek @ Pryde's Point
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am

A field trip on Sunday, April 21, at 9:00 AM, led by Mary Penney and William Rawlyk.

The walk will begin at the Rocktown Rd entrance to the Alexauken Wildlife Management Area (WMA) parking lot at 281-321 Rocktown Lambertville Rd, Lambertville. After Saturday, April 20th’s heavy rains, the trails may be extremely wet. If necessary group group may carpool to Gulick Rd. entrance to Pryde’s Point.

The Alexauken Creek Wildlife Management Area has an abundance of birds and other wildlife. The walk will wind through open fields, then along the pond and through some rich woodlands protected by a conservation easement managed by D&R Greenway Land Trust. During this roughly two-mile walk, we will observe migrating and resident birds and identify native plants flora. Trout lilies and spring beauties should be in bloom at this time. Wear sturdy footgear; the trail can be muddy in spots.

Due to the small parking lot, the group size is limited to 20 people; please email Mary Penney before April 19 to register (penney4yourthoughts@gmail.com.)

Alexauken WMA Parking Lot GPS: 

40.396535, -74.870189

Trail Map: https://njtrails.org/trail/prydes-point-alexauken-creek/