Full Moon, Wolf moon, Duke Farms, New Jersey, night Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30pm at Duke Farms

Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30 at Duke Farms Join us for this unique after - hours program scheduled to highlight January’s “Wolf Moon” and Duke Farm’s spectacular Orchid Range. Meet in the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check in then take a moonlit walk to the Orchid Range to explore the wide variety of plants and to learn why and how they thrive under specialized conditions.


Snow, winter hike, nature center, New Jersey Welcome Winter Hike! Dec. 22, 2019 at 3pm Closter Nature Center

Sunday, December 22nd at 3pm

Come one, come all to Closter Nature Center! Layer up your winter clothes, meet at the cabin, and join us for an afternoon forest adventure.

Chickadee 120th Annual Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 15, 2019

This year the Princeton CBC will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Please let Brad Merritt know if you are interested in joining this year’s count. Call Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 or email him at

Winter, hiking, Cheesequake state park, parks, nature walk FREE Guided Nature Hike at Cheesequake State Park, November 24th

FREE Guided hike at Cheesequake State Park, November 24th at 1:00pm. Suitable for ages 9 to adult.

holiday lights, lighthouse, Christmas tree lighting, victorian FREE! Winterfest at Twin Lights Historic Site November 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE hot chocolate and kids crafts all day! History presentations in the afternoon. Lighting of the holiday lights in the South Tower at 5:30 p.m.

Winter trees, High Point State Park, winter, hiking, nature walk, bark, trees Trees: Bare Bones, Bark, and Branches November 23rd, 1:30 to 3:00 PM

November 23, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. All the leaves are gone and the sky is gray...Trees: Bare Bones, Bark, and Branches at High Point State Park. Register your family -- with kids ages 5 to 12 and come get down to basics and explore some of the shapes, textures, and parts of trees then make a craft to take home! 

kid's activities, scavenger hunt, hiking, state parks, washington crossing Family Scavenger Hunt November 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Show up and show out to see whose family is the BEST! Families and individuals will attempt to locate various natural objects in the park and obtain information about the area as they compete against themselves or others in this fun traditional game.

kayaking, canoe, river, pond, lake, gloucester county, nj, parks, scotland run, water sports, Wilson Lake Fall Paddles at Scotland Run Park - November 4, 2019

Not too chilly to kayak! Only 15 spots available to see the fall foliage while kayaking at Scotland Run State Park. November 4, 2019 at 9:00am.

Open hearth, cooking, colonial, food, 1700s, log cabins Open Hearth Cooking - October 26, 2019

Open Hearth Cooking, Oct. 26th. Join the Friends of High Point State Park for a demonstration of open hearth cooking on the Interpretive Center fireplace.

Night hike, campfire, night climb, rock climbing, nocturnal animals, bonfire Full Moon Campfire & Night Climb October 26, 2019

Howl at the moon, dance around the fire then climb into the night!

Join the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park for a FREE and ADA accessible night climb and campfire event. 
7 pm to 9 pm

Herbarium Rutgers Gardens & Herbarium Van Trip October 11

Let’s take a van to explore some natural treasures at Rutgers! We will see a demonstration of pressing techniques, some unique specimens (plants, lichens, mosses, and algae), and learn how specimens are mounted, repaired, and stored. 

Night hike Twilight Autumn Equinox Hike Monday, September 23

The Fall Equinox means that the first day of autumn has finally arrived. Come out and watch the sunset by going for a walk in the park. 

House and Garden Meadowbrook Farm – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tuesday, September 17, 9:00am-6:00pm

Lace up a pair of comfortable walking shoes, pack your favorite bag lunch, and join the Naturalists on a tour of the historic house and gardens of this beautiful 25 acre property. 

Stargazing Night of the Stars at Jakes Branch Saturday, October 5, Saturday, November 30

No telescope needed! Stars abound this Fall at Jakes Branch. Spend the night under the stars with A.S.T.R.A., Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area. 

Cardinal bird Cloverdale Monthly Bird Walks Oct 5, Nov 16 Dec 21

Learn how Cloverdale Farm County Park’s bird population changes month by month. This informative two-hour bird walk is perfect for all levels of birders.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo Monarch Butterfly Tagging Demo Saturdays and Wednesdays in September starting 9/7/2019 at 12 p.m.

BUTTERFLIES! Come and see how scientists learn about these magnificent butterflies as they make their epic journey to Mexico. Scientists will demonstrate how they attach tiny tags to their delicate wings. 

Meadow Walk Twilight Walk in the Meadows August 28 at South Cape May Meadows Preserve

Bird-watching + sunset + dinner = A Twilight Walk in the Meadows. A Nature Conservancy event in conjunction with New Jersey Audubon and Bombay Hook Birding. 

Osprey in a nest RAPTORS OF THE GARDEN STATE: OSPREY PROJECT September 5, 2019

Don't call it a Comeback! Soar with New Jersey Ospreys at the Cape May Library. An educational program featuring the life history and rebound in population of these amazing raptors. 

Family fishing trip Family Fishing Basics Wednesday, August 28

The family that fishes together stays together. Family fishing basics.

Garter snake Snakes of New Jersey: Live from Round Valley August 17, 2019

Come out for a chance to sssssee and learn all about the snakes of New Jersey.  Snake handling is encouraged! There is also a chance to maybe, see them eat.

stream Stream Stomp on June 23rd

Take a wet hike through Washington Crossing State Park's Steele Run in search of salamanders, frogs, fish and a variety of aquatic invertebrates.

rocks The Valley Rocks on June 22nd

Search for traces of the earth's history in the rocks of Round Valley Recreation Area.

marina National Marina Day on June 8th

Come to Leonardo State Marina for a free family event featuring a Youth Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs fishing tournament sponsored by Shark Sense Inc. & New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.

Great Blue Heron Bio Blitz at Whitesbog Village - May 18th to 19th

The Second Annual Whitesbog BioBlitz will take place on the weekend of Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th! The BioBlitz is a 24-hour event that focuses on identifying and quantifying as many species as possible.

Cape May Warbler 2019 Cape May Spring Festival - May 16th to 19th

Perhaps you have heard of all the legendary birding hot spots in Cape May, NJ, such as Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area (WMA), The Nature Conservancy’s South Cape May Meadows (aka “The Meadows”), and our latest addition, TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve on Cape Island Creek.