Besides the regular field trips each month, the Nature Club conducts several special events throughout each year. 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 field trips, along with the Firefly Festival in June. In the Autumn, the Mad Hatter's Tree Party takes place in October, 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 back every few weeks for updates to this page.
Other events held in the past that could return at any time include the Gloucester County Environmental Commission Conference and the East Coast Vulture Festival.
Upcoming Nature Club Events
Go to the Bird Quest 2019 page to learn about the upcoming Bird Quest event to be held on May 4, 2019.
Bird Walks - New Recurring Event!
The Scotland Run Park Nature Center and the Gloucester County Nature Club will be hosting bird walks year-round on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 am. This month, walks will be on April 4 and April 18. Come and explore the nature trails as we look for all different species of feathered friends that the park has to offer. This event is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend together. Bird walks will NOT take place during snow or rain.
Events by other organizations
- March 23 (Saturday) - Maurice River Bluffs Bald Eagle Walk. 10:00am at Maurice River Bluffs Preserve, Silver Run Rd, Millville, NJ 08332. Grab your binoculars and join the South Jersey Land and Water Trust for a Bald Eagle Walk in the Maurice River Bluffs Preserve! This area is an important spot for migrating and breeding Bald Eagles. Join the SJLWT as we walk along the majestic bluffs that overlook the river, learn about the area, and keep an eye out for Bald Eagles! Contact Michael Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-476-2086 to RSVP and/or if you have any questions.
The South Jersey Land and Water Trust is holding several events in the month of April. Please go to their Eventa page for a complete list of events and descriptions.
The Washington Township Environmental Commission is holding a month-long series of events to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. These include events such as a Rain Barrel Workshop, a presentation on Bluebirds, and a Trail Walk to name a few. For details and a complete list of events, click here.
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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