October -November Marsh Happenings

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New trail maps on the website (see Trails & Directions)..
Exhibit, ‘Days Out of Doors: Exploring the Abbott Marshlands’, at the Nature Center, on view until Oct. 21.
New trail and interpretive signs.  Throughout the marsh.
Consider jointing the Friends. (See Contact us)
Volunteer to be a trail steward.

NEW:  Marshlands video.  See below.

FALL SCHEDULE

Note: Trash pick-up scheduled for Nov. 10, 9-noon.  Organized by Watershed Ambassador Sara Sayed.  Details below.

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Programs:
Programs below include Tulpehaking Nature Center (TNC) listings. The nature center is located at 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ. 609-888-3218

TNC. Cub Scout Days – Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, (Sundays), 1-4 p.m. – Check TNC for registration details and specifics about badges

Oct. 13. (Sat.). Natural History Walk at Point Breeze (Divine Word Missionaries). Registration required, attendance limited, see: https://events.funnewjersey.com/upcoming-Museums-events-in-nj/events/5b7db049ba1c6/nature-exploration-and-journaling-at-point-breeze Bordentown Historical Society.

October 20 (Sat.). Lichens. 10-noon. Lichenologist Dennis Waters will explore the mysterious organisms that are part fungus (non photosynthetic) and part alga (photosynthetic). This intimate life style produces unique shapes, structures, and even chemicals. D&R Canal State Park – Tow Path Trail. Meet at the I-295 Scenic Overlook, just north of Crosswicks Creek. Cosponsored by D&R Canal State Park and Washington Crossing Audubon Society. Contact and information – 732-821-8310. Bring samples of lichens you’d like identified.

TNC. November 2. 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! FREE, donations welcome. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ

November 3. 1st Saturday Walk. Bordentown Bluffs, D&R Canal State Park, 10 am – noon. 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. There is one steep hill, which can be avoided. Guide: Mary Leck.  Cosponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton and D&R Canal State Park.

November 10 (Sat.). Marshlands trash pickup. 9-noon. Meet at Spring Lake, Roebling Park, Hamilton, NJ.   From South Broad St., turn onto Sewell Ave., drive to the end, turn left and drive down the hill to the parking lot. Please wear long pants, long sleeves, and boots. To Register, contact Sara Sayed, Watershed Ambassador, ambassadorwma20@gmail.com. 609-888-3218, Coffee and donuts provided.

TNC. November 10 (Sat). 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ancient Technologies: Making an Amulet Necklace. Create your own amulet and necklace from start to finish using techniques reminiscent of the Lenape people. With guidance from archaeologist and primitive technologist Jack Cresson, participants will practice ancient arts of making cordage, and drilling and refining a stone pendant to take home. Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Society of New Jersey. Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton NJ 08610. $5/person or $20/family. Registration required by Saturday, Nov. 3 to natureprograms@mercercounty.org<mailto:natureprograms@mercercounty.org>.

Video

Marshlands video produced by the two Alliance for Watershed Education interns, Amanda Buchner and Giovani Rivera who interned at the TNC summer 2018.

Links to the video on Facebook: www.facebook.com/abbottmarshland<http://www.facebook.com/abbottmarshland>   And Youtube: https://youtu.be/sjf-merm_bQ [https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sjf-merm_bQ/maxresdefault.jpg]<https://youtu.be/sjf-merm_bQ> Abbott Marshlands<https://youtu.be/sjf-merm_bQ> youtu.be

Photography Exhibits:

HEALING TRAILS photography exhibit: Tidal Water Trail and Walking Trails. Open to all photographers. Entries due Nov. 4. See www.abbottmarshlands.org / Photo Gallery, for details.

MARSHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT– Open to all photographers. 9th Voices for the Abbott Marshlands Photography Show. The show will open March 17, 2019. Entries are due Feb. 15th; see call for entries for specifics. The 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, see www.abbottmarshlands.org. Questions: marshphotos@abbottmarshlands.org.

Photography any time trails and parks are open!

 

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

For 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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*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 Trails & Direction or njtrails.org.

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