July & August Marsh Happenings

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Summer Marshlands happenings

New trail maps on the website (see Trails & Directions)..
Exhibit, ‘Days Out of Doors: Exploring the Abbott Marshlands’, at the Nature Center
Watch for new signs.  Those at Roebling Park were installed in late June.

As well as other programs.
Summer nature center programs announced,
2019 Abbott Marshlands Photography exhibit (see Photo Gallery)

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Volunteer -Stewardship Crew, July 12(Thurs), 1-3 p.m.
Volunteer – Trail Crew, June 15 (Fri) – 9 a.m. noon
Aug. 3 (Fri) – 9 a.m. noon
Aug. 24. (Fri) – 9 a.m. noon

Participants must sign a Volunteer Application and Waiver and register. Contact Jillian Stark, Land Steward, jstark@mercercounty.org

For more information about Trail or Stewardship Crew, contact Land Steward, Jillian Stark, at jstark@mercercounty.org> or call (609) 303-0718.

 

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July 7 – First Saturday Wellness Walk. 10 am – noon. D&R Canal State Park Towpath. Walk along the historic towpath from Lock 1 to an eagle nest. Meet at the Light Rail station parking lot 100 W. Park St., Bordentown, NJ. 08505. We will walk through Bordentown, admiring the architecture, Crosswicks Creek, and then explore Lock 1, and the Canal towpath. Path is flat. Guide: Stephanie Fox.

August 4 – First Saturday Wellness Walk. 10 am – noon. Abbott Trail, Watson Woods. Meet at Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton. There is a gentle hill. Guide: Kelly Rypkema

NEWLY ADDED:

Tulpehaking Nature Center – summer offerings.

Insects – Sit, Learn, Discover Outside Event — Subject to Weather
August 10 (Fri)  (Aug. 11th rain date).  Evening Insects – Sit, Learn, Discover,
8-9:30 p.m.
(Eugene will stay longer if people are interested). For kids of
all ages. Guide: Eugene M. Fuzy, Entomologist and Deputy Mayor of
Bordentown Township.   Bring a chair and flashlight (for safe walking) and sit near a light trap to discover Insects that are active after dark.

Insect species represent more than half of all living animals, and they
are the most diverse animal group on Earth, yet we know very few of those
that live nearby. See what Northern Community Park has to offer. Free.

Meet at Bordentown Township’s Northern Community Park on Groveville Road, between Rts. 130. For information: 732-821-8310.

Cosponsored by the Bordentown Twp Environmental Commission.

 

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To learn about the Abbott Marshlands see: www.abbottmarshlands.org.

For the Tupehaking Nature Center – 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ: http://mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tulpehaking-nature-center.

Center hours: Friday & Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays- noon – 4 PM; other times for programs

and by appointment.

Manager and naturalist – Kelly Rypkema

609-888-3218 or krypkema@mercercounty.org

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MARSHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT – Calling all photographers. Open to all.
The 9th Voices for the Abbott Marshland Photography Show call for entries will be available in June. The show will open in March 2019. The timing of this announcement is to encourage photographers to explore the trails during all seasons. 1st Saturday walks and other programs provide opportunities to explore marsh trails in this >3000 acre naturally and culturally important wetland area. For information about the marshlands, a schedule, and call for entries when available, see www.abbottmarshlands.org. Questions: marshphotos@abbottmarshlands.org.

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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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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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