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 – Tranquility Trails, Woolwich Township
Saturday, September 15, 2018: 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Trip Leader - Karl Anderson
This will be an exploration of a new trail on a site that has not previously been visited by the club. The focus will be on trees, vines, and meadow flowers and grasses, but creatures with wings will not be ignored. Habitats surveyed will include a wet forest and fields in various stages of ecological succession. Walking will be on level grass paths, some in shade, others exposed to the sun. Distances walked will probably not exceed one mile. Dress to suit, and bring water. At this time, there are no rest rooms on the site.
Directions: The large parking lot for this trail is on the north side of High Hill Road (Route 662) in Woolwich Township, approximately 9/10 of a mile northwest of the intersection of High Hill Road and Auburn Avenue (Route 671) in Swedesboro. There is a large sign. Meet in the parking lot. If you have any questions, contact the trip leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events by other organizations
September 16 (Sunday) - Autumn with the Animals. At Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (4 Sawmill Road, Medford NJ) from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Autumn with the Animals remains a much-anticipated fall family tradition here in Southern New Jersey. Children and adults of all ages enjoy our wildlife programs, live music, guided nature hikes, canoeing, games, crafts, food and fun! We look upon this day as a way for our members and friends to reconnect with each other and the environment. For additional information and directions, visit www.cedarrun.org.
September 22 (Saturday) - Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5K Trail Run & 1 Mile Walk. 9:00 am. This will be a fun, family fundraising event on September 22 at Woodford Run Wildlife Refuge (4 Sawmill Road, Medford NJ). The 4th Annual Hoot, Waddle and Stroll 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Stroll is a fun-filled, family-oriented event to support Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Cedar Run Refuge, located in the Pinelands of Medford Township, cares for nearly 4,000 animals annually and is also dedicated to educating children about the importance of conserving our shared habitats. Cedar Run also aims to promote outdoor health and wellness for all ages. For details, visit www.cedarrun.org
Past Nature Club Events
The 2016 NW Gloucester County Christmas Bird Count was held on December 16, 2016. See the CBC Wrap-Up page for details.
MAD HATTER'S TREE PARTY 2015 was held on Sunday October 25, 2015, and was a big success!
BIRD QUEST 2015 was held on Saturday May 2, 2015. See the Bird Quest 2015 Wrap-up Page for a wrap-up.
A TIRE CLEANUP was held on Sunday March 18, 2011. See the Tire Cleanup photo page to view some photos of the event.
THE MAD HATTER'S TREE PARTY was held on Saturday October 23, 2010, and was a great success. 169 people participated (including many families and children), and another 106 people had to be added to a waiting list and unfortunately turned away. See the Mad Hatter's photo page to see some photos of the event.
The EAST COAST VULTURE FESTIVAL was held on March 3, 2012. Go to www.eastcoastvulturefestival.org for details about the Vulture Festival.
BIRD QUEST 2009 was held on Saturday May 2, 2009.
The event marked the 10th anniversary of the Gloucester County Bird Quest. We had many special events to help celebrate this year. Thank you all for coming in the less than favorable weather. The response from the people who participated was – This Year was the best EVER! Our winning team saw 76 species while for the day we had 128 species seen by all groups. We had 285 people registered and amazingly despite the weather almost all of them showed up back at the park. For some pictures from the event, click on the following link: Bird Quest 2009 Photos.
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