February Marsh Happenings

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9th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands Juried Photography Show

Submissions are due Friday, February 15th by 5 p.m. For details see website.

First Friday Storytime, February 1, 10:30 a.m. (TNC)

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! This program is offered for free. Donations welcome and benefit the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands.

First Saturday Walk, February 2, 10 a.m. – noon  

Spring Lake Roebling Park–Island Trail with Wintering Ducks.

Meet at Spring Lake, Roebling Park: From S. Broad St (US Rt 206) turn on to Sewell Ave., drive to end, turn left and drive downhill to parking lot.  Directions map.  Cosponsors: RWJ – Hamilton, Friends for the Abbott Marshlands, Mercer County Park Commission. * Please note the walk will not be canceled for light rain.  Cancellations will be announced on www.abbottmarshlands.org calendar by 9 am on Feb. 2.

Guide: Kelly Rypkema, Nature Center Manager and Naturalist, Contact: 609-888-3218

Watson Woods Walking Club, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (TNC)

Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. Contact: 609 888 3218.

Tie up your sneakers and join us for this weekly series. Enjoy an easy mile-long walk with our group as we explore beautiful Spring Lake or other trails of Roebling Park each week.  Coffee and refreshments will follow each outing.

Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice, Girl Scout Days – Winter 2018. February 9 (Saturday), 1-4 p.m. (TNC)

Beauty of winter focused on art.  Girl scouts attending the full 3-hr program will meet all requirements for the badge. (Patch not included.) Bring a snack!  $8/girl scout (county resident);  $10/girl scout (non-resident).  Registration and pre-payment required: 609-888-3218.

Winter Bird and Duck Walk, February 10 (Sunday), 1-3 p.m. (TNC)

Meet at Spring Lake, Roebling Park. From S. Broad St (US Rt 206) turn on to Sewell Ave., drive to end, turn left and drive downhill to parking lot. Directions map.

Join us for a casual hike dedicated to spotting our fine feathered friends. All abilities of birders are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them, extra binoculars are available for those who don’t. This program is offered for free and is for adults and teens.  Registration required: 609 888 3218.