Field Trip – The (Un)Dead of Winter

Field Trip - The (Un)Dead of Winter

When

February 4, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Where

Ceres Park
964 Main Street, Sewell, New Jersey, 08080, Gloucester County
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**UPDATE, 1/19: Due to the snow and predicted low temperatures on Saturday, this trip is being postponed to Sunday, February 4th.**

No, we are not looking for Zombies. One of the Big Year Eco Challenge learnings was how many things you might not notice are still alive or dormant outdoors peeking out from snow, leaves or right in plain sight in the dead of winter. Meet our leader, Kris Mollenhauer, at the Main Street entrance to Ceres Park in Mantua at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 20 to look around in this rich natural area she knows well and uncover the undead. Sturdy shoes/hiking boots are recommended and depending on the weather, trails may be wet. Bring binoculars as we have a chance to see the 18” Pileated Woodpeckers that frequent here or even the Red-headed Woodpecker spied on the Christmas Bird Count and your cell phone – for photos and recording the surprising fungi, lichen and other overlooked organisms on iNaturalist.

This event is free and open to the public.

Trip Leaders: Kris and Erik Mollenhauer

Directions: From Rt 322 take Lambs Rd (635) to Pitman-Barnsboro Rd (553Alt). Turn left onto Rt 553A. Watch for Ceres Park sign on your left after crossing over Rt 55. Approximate street address: 964 Main Street, Sewell, NJ 08080. Coordinates: (39.7484523, -75.1462949)

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