Fishing (21 Oct.) & November 2017 Happenings!

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  • Art Exhibit – on going
  • Events
    Story Time

    Fishing Day

    Trash pick up
    Reptile month
    Walks
  • Water and upland trail apps

Note: some programs require registration & locations vary.
          (TNC = Tulpehaking Nature Center)

Art Exhibit
TNC – At The Essence: Wildlife Reliefs.   Art exhibit, extended until end of December. Susan Hoenig, sculptural paintings of animals on fabric. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 609-888-3218, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610.

Sat. Oct. 21. Fishing Day at the Marsh, 10 a.m. -12noon. Adults and kids alike can fish for free on this special day – no state fishing license required. We’ll have expert fisherman on hand to help you hone your technique and a challenge course for kids to practice their casting accuracy. A small number of fishing poles will be available to borrow on a first-come, first served basis. Arrive early!   Meet at Spring Lake – Roebling Park, Hamilton, NJ parking lot. Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave., at traffic light turn onto Sewell Ave.; at the end of Sewell, turn left and drive down hill to parking lot. FREE. Registration Required, please RSVP to 609-888-3218 or natureprograms@mercercounty.org

TNC. Nov. 3, First Friday Story Time, 10:30 a.m.  Gather with your little ones while our educators share a story worthy of the Abbott Marshlands, followed by a craft or activity. We’ve chosen the best stories of wildlife and history to enjoy inside or outside if the weather is nice! Donations benefit the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands. FREE, donations welcome. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ.

Sat. Nov 4. Marsh cleanup, 9 a.m. – noon. Bring gloves if you have them, water to drink; wear long sleeves, long pants. Wear boots if your have them for wet areas. Meet at Spring Lake – Roebling Park, Hamilton, NJ. Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave., at traffic light turn onto Sewell Ave.; at the end of Sewell, turn left and drive down hill to parking lot.  Please register – 609-888-3218 or Julia Galayda, ambassadorwma20@gmail.com. Co-sponsors with Friends: AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Program, Tulpehaking Nature Center, Washington Crossing Audubon Society, Sierra Club.

TNC. November – Reptile Month at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. Saturday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-1:30 p.m. Meet a different member of the nature center’s animal ambassador team each week. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610. FREE

Sat. Nov. 11.  A D&R Greenway Second Weekend Walk, 10 a.m. – noon. Guide: Mary Leck. The Bordentown Bluffs, overlooking Crosswicks Creek, are part of the Abbott Marshlands.  This part of D&R Canal State Park was preserved in 1996 by D&R Greenway.  Culturally significant, part of the Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark, the area was first visited by Indians 13,000 years ago and from ~1816- 1842 was owned by Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother.  We’ll see thickets of Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron, look for persimmon and American Chestnut, and enjoy the autumn landscape.  No wet walking as the trail is all upland; note that part is hilly.  Meet at end of Stanton Ave., Bordentown Twp. (Take US-206 south of I-195; take 1st right after Pointe Breeze apartments.  Look for Abbott Marshlands logo; street sign is missing).  Please register: rsvp@drgreenway.org. (Free).

TNC. Sun, Nov. 19. Thanksgiving Tree Walk, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $2/jar for accompanying craft. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610. For information: 609-888-3218.

 

 

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*App – Abbott Marshlands Paddling Tour –free; it can be downloaded: TravelStory GPS available through the App Store and on Google Play.

Explore the Abbott Marshlands with a guide or walk or paddle the trails on your own! If you are an inexperienced paddler, not familiar with tidal rivers, you are strongly encouraged to learn with an experienced guide.

Walking trail maps are available for Roebling Park, Northern Community Park, the Bordentown Bluffs, and the D&R Canal State Park Tow Path Trail, see  njtrails.org.

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Abbott Marshlands Stewardship Council: The 2016 Council report, with 5-year summary, is available: (http://abbottmarshlands.org/resources-bibliography/).

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Tupehaking Nature Center – 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ:

http://mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tulpehaking-nature-center.

Center hours: Fridays & Saturdays – 10 AM-4 PM, Sundays – noon – 4 PM;
other times for programs and by appointment.

Manager and naturalist –Kelly Rypkema – 609-888-3218.

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