Events


The Nature Club holds regularly scheduled events like the Environmental Commission Conference throughout each year. Some years on the first Saturday in March, we hold the East Coast Vulture Festival in conjunction with the Wenonah Environmental Commission. On the first Saturday in May, we hold Gloucester County Bird Quest. Also in May, we hold our annual plant sale at the regular May club meeting. In the summer we offer a series of special fieldtrips and every winter we hold the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. For more information on each of these events you can look to our most recent newsletter or check here again in the next few weeks for updates to this page.

Upcoming Nature Club Events

Field Trip Family Moonlit Hike and Campfire at Scotland Run Park
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Trip Leader: Maria Keefe (cell/text: 609-315-4759)

Join us as we experience the magic of walking in the woods by the light of the moon. We explore the music of the night as our eyes give way to our other senses and we share the night with owls, raccoons, and flying squirrels. Come out and see the stars, tree silhouettes, moon shadows and the stillness of the woods in autumn. The walk is short but will include uneven and sloping wooded trails so sturdy walking shoes are recommended. The walk will last about one hour which will give us time for some stories as well. We will end with a campfire compliments of the Scotland Run staff. This event will be cancelled in the event of rain. To fully enjoy the splendor of the night keep your flashlights off and in your pocket. This event is open to all ages.

To reserve your spot for this special event please register by calling Scotland Run at 856-881-0845 or emailing ltaylor@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Directions: Take exit 45 off route 55 to Centerton - Clayton. Make a left onto Buck Road (Rt. 553). Make a right at the first traffic light onto Academy Road (Rt. 610). Take Academy Road for 2 miles crossing over Route 47 and Fries Mill Road. Just beyond Fries Mill Road turn right into the Nature Center. Address for GPS: 980 East Academy Street, Clayton NJ


Events by other organizations
The following two events are sponsored by the South Jersey Land & Water Trust. Maps, directions, and more information can be found at http://sjlandwater.org/event-directory.
  • Saturday, November 4 at 9:00am 12:00pm - Delaware Waterfront Cleanup, Victor Building, Camden, NJ Join SJLWT for a cleanup of the Delaware River Waterfront in Camden; we'll meet at the waterfront in front of the Victor Building. More details will become available closer to the event date. RSVP or get more information by emailing MHogan@SJLandWater.org.

  • Saturday, November 4 at 10:00pm 1:00pm - Cooper River Walk & MacroInvertebrate Survey, 1301 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Macroinvertebrates are aquatic insects whom spend all or most of their lives in our ponds, lakes and streams. They tell us about the health of our watershed and are super cool to see! Learn about the importance of Macroinvertebrates, and how to identify them. Please wear appropriate shoes; bring water and your camera!
    Directions: Meet at the Camden County Parks Environmental Center at 1301 Park Boulevard in Cherry Hill. Take Kings Highway North through Haddonfield, turn left on to Park Blvd. The nature center is approx. .9 miles from Kings Highway, on the left hand side. For more information and maps contact Michael Hogan at 609-476-2086 / hoganphoto@verizon.net.

The following events take place at the Scotland Run Nature Center in Clayton. For details and to register, call the center at (856) 881-0845. All events are free.

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