Spotlights

Fall Migration Bird Walk on September 13th!

Visit the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center in Far Hills, New Jersey for the 2017 Fall Migration Bird Walk - Wayward Warblers. From 8am to 10am on September 13th see songbirds pass through New Jersey on their way south for the winter. American Redstarts, Black-throated Green Warblers, and Magnolia Warblers are just a few of the species that could be observed on your hike. 

Enjoy a Wacky Wednesday at Absecon Lighthouse on August 16!

Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City offers free programs for children twelve and under on select Wednesdays in the months of July & August. Themes change weekly and include The Salty Sea, Pirates & Mermaids, Fairy Tales, Gifts of The Garden, Superheroes & Villains, Dinosaurs, and Outer Space.

Track Local Mammals on August 19th!

Visit the Plainsboro Preserve on August 19th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm for the From Chipmunks to Beaver: Tracking our Local Mammals event. Join skilled naturalists and explore different aspects of nature in New Jersey. Learn how to recognize the signs of feeding, denning and digging and discover what mammals live in the local woods and fields. 

Wild Edible Plant Walk on August 17th!

Join Wild Ridge Plants and Rachel Mackow on August 17th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a gentle-paced hike through the preserve's trails. Learn about safe and ethical foraging, cook methods, and storage of wild foods. Explore and discover wild foods including berries, wild spices, and tea herbs. 

Late Summer Butterfly Walk on August 11th!

On Friday, August 11th, take a walk in the meadows of Bamboo Brook and see some late summer butterfly species.

Come Be A Young Astronomer on August 5th!

Learn about the Sun, the seasons, tides, lunar phases, eclipses and much more! 

NJ WILD Outdoor Expo September 9th & 10th!

The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage.

Birding on August 5th!

Join skilled Naturalists at the plainsboro Preserve on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.. Explore the varied habitats of the Preserve to spot this season’s young, late nesters, early migrants, and more. Bring your binoculars! 

Learn to Surf Fish on August 4th!

Lean the fundamentals of surf fishing with Park Naturalists and volunteers from the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association. 

Come See Creatures of the Night on August 1st!

Join the Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Stephanie Feigin for a presentation on bats, one of the most fascinating creatures of the night. Bats have a reputation as being spooky or even fearsome, but they are actually one of the most beneficial animals to people; and right now, bats need our help! Learn what you can do to keep them around.