Events

Family Friendly Activities

Experience the magic of our Firefly Festival … millions of fireflies shining for nature’s amazing light show. Come to the Mad Hatter’s Tree Party … a celebration autumn and trees. The Hatter himself will be there! See programs with live animals … or join a summer stream stomp!

Firefly Festival

Fireflies are the fairies of summer nights. Viewing “nature’s light show” is part of the magic of living in New Jersey. Now a twilight festival will celebrate that magic. Explore the world of fireflies — and learn how you can help fireflies stay a part of our landscape for years to come.

Mad Hatter’s Tree Party

The Mad Hatter’s Tree Party is a celebration of autumn and trees — and a chance for families and people of all ages to share a whimsical adventure in a community forest. Learn about trees and the critical role that they play in a healthy environment. The Mad Hatter himself will be waiting for you at the end!

Bird Quest

Enjoy a springtime morning outdoors with family and friends, discovering the unique birds that live in and migrate through Gloucester County’s parks and natural areas. After, gather for lunch, prizes and a T-shirt! Whether you are a novice, seasoned birder, or somewhere in between, there are always surprises to be seen.

Upcoming Events

To get the most up to date information about field trips and events or to find out about changes to a trip or cancellation due to weather, go to the club’s Meetup site. The Programs & Events Brochure shows planned activities for the current club year:Front cover of Programs & Events Brochure

The GCNC offers events and field trips to the public for their enjoyment. GCNC is not responsible for harm to participants; participants assume responsibility for their own safely and accept any risks inherent in such outdoor activities.

Field Trip - Narraticon Lake Park (Tour de Natural Places)

Field Trip - Narraticon Lake Park (Tour de Natural Places)

April 16, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Join us as we explore the natural places of Gloucester County as described in the 2020 Edition of Natural Places of Gloucester County, a publication [...]
Bird Quest 2024

Bird Quest 2024

May 4, 2024    
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Gloucester County Nature Club invites people of all ages to participate in the 24th annual Gloucester County Bird Quest. Novices and experienced birders are [...]
Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale

May 9, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gardeners get ready! Once again it is time for the annual Nature Club Plant Sale, held just before the start of the regular May meeting. [...]
Flower Flies of New Jersey

Flower Flies of New Jersey

May 9, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flower Flies (the insect family Syrphidae) are among the least known but most important of our pollinators. These colorful and diverse insects (over 400 species [...]
Field Trip - Old Pine Farm & Timber Creek Park (Tour de Natural Places)

Field Trip - Old Pine Farm & Timber Creek Park (Tour de Natural Places)

May 22, 2024    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as we explore the natural places of Gloucester County as described in the 2020 Edition of Natural Places of Gloucester County, a publication [...]