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Weekends at Tulpehaking

Starting June 1st, the Tulpehaking Nature Center will kick off a summer of free weekend programs for Families and kids.  Here’s what’s coming up in June…

Guided Nature Walks – Every Saturday in June                             1:30 PM

Join our Naturalist as we explore the history, plants, and wildlife of the Abbott Marshlands.  Free.  No Registration Required.

Feed the Animals – Every Sunday in June                                      1:30 PM

It’s lunchtime for our education animals!  See what it takes to keep them healthy, clean, and fed.  We might even enlist some willing hands to help.  Will you be our animal caretaker for the day?   Free.  No Registration Required.

Friday Storytime – Every Friday thru August                               10:30 AM  – 11:30 AM

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 welcome and benefit the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.  Tulpehaking Nature Center, 609-888-3218, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610.


June Program Listings

June 1st – National Trails Day – First Saturday Walks

10:00 AM – Noon

Join us on National Trails Day as we explore the Watson Woods.  Kelly Rypkema will be our guide.  Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.  Free.  No Registration Necessary.  Drizzle will not cancel.  Cancellations announced on  by 9 am on day of walk.

Cosponsors: RWJ Fitness Center – Hamilton, Mercer County Park Commission, Friends for the Abbott Marshlands

June 4 – Talk:  Abbott Marshlands: ‘Days Out of Doors’

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The local Abbott Marshlands are an unparalleled natural and cultural resource.  Visit the six trails found there with Mary Leck as she shares her understanding of this special place.  Her images represent many years of plant study and interest in marsh natural history; they show the marsh through all seasons.  Mary is Emeritus Professor of Biology at Rider University and a member of the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

Location: Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ; 609-888-3218.

Co-sponsored by Hamilton Township  Environmental Commission and Mercer County Park Commission.

Watson Woods Walking Club – Wednesdays                                 10:00 AM  – 11:30 AM

Tie up your sneakers and join us for this weekly series. Enjoy an easy mile-long walk as we explore beautiful Spring Lake or other trails of Roebling Park each week.  Coffee and refreshments will follow each outing.  Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, 08610. Info: 609 888 3218.


And don’t miss these special programs later in the summer.  See Calendar for details.

July 27 – Insect Program with Eugene Fuzy  at Northern Community Park, Bordentown Township – 10:00 AM to Noon

August  24 – Poisonous Plants with Mark Manning at Spring Lake – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


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