Welcome! This site is intended to provide information about the Gloucester County Nature Club. Nature Club meetings are held at 7:00 on the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Wenonah, unless stated otherwise in the newsletter.
The Gloucester County Nature Club is a private, nonprofit 501c3 organization of people who share a common interest, curiosity and love for the natural world. The Club strives to promote sound conservation practices and to educate others about nature and the environment.
Go to the Programs page to learn about upcoming or recent programs.
NOTE: The Gloucester County Nature Club Resumes Live Programs!
The GCNC is pleased to announce that it is resuming live, in-person programs with our October 14 meeting. The health and safety of our members and guests are of paramount importance. In order that we may gather together safely, we have instituted the following procedures in strict accordance with the CDC guidelines:
- Attendance is limited to vaccinated individuals only.
- Face masks should be worn by all attendees.
- Seating will be arranged so that attendees will be socially distanced.
- The hall will be well ventilated.
The Mad Hatter's Tree Party will be held on Sunday October 24, 2021 from 1-3 pm in Wenonah, NJ. See the Mad Hatter's Tree Party webpage for more information.
Go to the Big Year Eco-Challenge page to learn about this year-long event and to view monthly summaries.
Go to the Northwestern Gloucester County Christmas Bird Count 2020 Wrap-up page to view findings from this event that took place on December 19, 2020.
The second annual GLOUCESTER COUNTY FIREFLY FESTIVAL was held on June 29, 2019 at Tall Pines State Preserve and was an even bigger success than the 2018 festival. The 2020 and 2021 Festivals were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, but you can check out the 2019 Firefly Festival Flyer to get an idea of what to expect in 2022!
In addition to our own special events (both present and past), we sometimes add a list of nature-related events scheduled by other organizations to the Events page.
Go to the Fieldtrips page to learn about upcoming or recent field trips. Field Trips are also listed on our Meetup Page.
Bird Quest is back!
Please go to the new Bird Quest website at https://birdquest.gcnatureclub.org/ for details.
Natural Places of Gloucester County NJ - Second Edition now available!
The Second Edition of our Natural Places of Gloucester County NJ book is now available at local retailers and via online ordering. Click here for details.
There are two ways to become a member or renew a membership:
You may sign up and pay your membership dues electronically via PayPal. Click here.
You can also download and print the membership form, and return the completed form with your payment to the address provided on the form or bring to a regular meeting.
Opportunities for Education and Participation
The Nature Club provides monthly programs, field trips, and newsletters from September through June and special field trips in the Summer months. In addition, the Nature Club holds special events throughout the year. For upcoming programs, field trips, or events you can check out our latest newsletter on the news page.
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TALL PINES STATE PRESERVE Thanks to the efforts of many, the former Maple Ridge Golf Course property is now a park! For the latest details on how you can get involved and help, see the Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve webpage at friendsoftallpinespreserve.org.
The Nature Club is also on Facebook. To go to our Facebook page please click on the blue Facebook icon to the left. You will need to have a Facebook membership, and new group members will need to be "approved" by the administrator.
Join Our Meetup Group! The Gloucester County Nature Club is now using the online tool, Meetup.com to advertise our field trips. We strongly encourage you to give it a try. By signing up you will be able to see up to minute information related to field trips (weather, changes or cancellations if needed), communicate with the leaders and others going on trips of interest. Simply sign up with an email address to join the group and you will be informed of upcoming trips and Nature Club events. It's a great way to be reminded of the trips you didnít want to forget and meet new members.! Click on the Meetup logo on the left to go to our Meetup page.
Check out our monthly Gloucester County Nature columns on the South Jersey Times website. A collection of present and past columns can be viewed on the South Jersey Times website at: http://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/index.ssf/gloucester_county_nature_club/index.html.
Natural Events for the month of January
Earthworms burrow below frost line and become dormant. Newly fallen snow makes it easy to find and study animal tracks. First mating season for gray squirrels. Look for flocks of robins eating holly berries in your backyard. Great horned owls, Americaís earliest nesting owl, may be on eggs by the end of the month. As days lengthen, tufted titmice and cardinals start singing.
Past Nature Club Events
Check out more past club events by clicking the "Events" link above or by clicking the following link: Past Nature Club Events.
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