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Winter Waterfowl Field Trip

Many species of waterfowl make a migratory stop at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, N.J., on their way south. Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin and birders Chris and Gerry Dewaghe will serve as your hosts and guides on this special visit to “Brig.” We’ll look for brant, teal, scaup and others, plus we may get bonus birds like peregrine falcons, bald eagles and winter sparrows along Wildlife Drive. Spotting scopes and snacks will be provided. This program is geared toward adults. Please dress for the weather, bring a sack lunch and binoculars. This program meets at the NWR. Transportation is not provided. Directions will be provided after registration. Advance registration required by Dec. 3. »
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Winter Nature Play Day

Come for an afternoon of play in nature! Our Visitor Center will be filled with fun and thematic self-guided activities, art projects and opportunities for a guided hike. This is a drop-in family program. »
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Nature Buddies: Animal Tracks

Tiptoe through the tundra - or at least over the frozen ground just outside - as we search for animal tracks and signs of hidden life, read a tracking story and make a craft. Nature Buddies programs include a story, an outdoor walk and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent; please dress for the weather. Registration required by Wednesday February 8, 2018. »


  Are you interested in improving your plant ID skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to explore the Preserve, off-trail, and discover some of its hidden treasures? If you answered yes to these questions, please join the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve community as we launch our third in a series of three phytoblitzes, to be held Sunday, May 6, 2018. During the phytoblitz, teams of participants survey a particular area of the Preserve to see how many species of plants are present in that section. This important information will assist us in updating our plant database records as we determine how the Preserve has changed over time and will help us to plan for future stewardship efforts. All levels of plant enthusiasts are encouraged to participate—especially plant experts, such as botanists, ecologists, and others in the scientific community, as well as naturalists, gardeners, tradespersons and anyone looking to increase their knowledge of native plants. Be a part of a team crisscrossing the wilds of the Preserve, sharing ID tips, field guides and plant lore. About Our Phytoblitz Our first phytoblitz of the series was held on Sunday, June 25, 2017. 10 teams visited various sections of the Preserve 25 volunteers participated, in addition to staff 331 unique species of plants were identified 4 teams were each able to identify over 100 species of plants Click here to learn more about a bioblitz. »
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