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Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.


Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Peregrine Falcon Project Presentation

 

Time & Place

6:30 PM
Tuckerton Seaport Hunting Shanty

More Information

Southern Ocean Birding Group | Email | Map

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What are the fastest animals in the world? Cheetahs, pronghorns, hummingbirds? None of those come even close to the peregrine falcon, which can hit speeds of over 200 mph in a dive. The next meeting of the Southern Ocean Birding Group, on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the hunting shanty in the Tuckerton Seaport, features a program on “The Peregrine Falcon Project,” presented by Ben Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Wurst works closely with biologists with the state Endangered and Nongame Species Program to help monitor the peregrine falcon population in New Jersey. Peregrines were basically extinct east of the Mississippi River until they were reintroduced in New Jersey years ago. Each winter the CWF conducts maintenance on nesting towers, and in spring and summer they monitor nest sites for activity. There is even a nesting pair that live on Long Beach Island.

Wurst is responsible for identifying and enhancing degraded wildlife habitat, and he helps manage and protect ospreys as part of the N.J. Osprey Project. He received a B.S. in environmental science with emphasis in wildlife conservation from Unity College in 2004.

He also works on a variety of other conservation projects that include bald eagles and northern diamondback terrapins.

 

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

RARE HERPS!

 

Time & Place

2 PM to 3 PM
Somerset County Park Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ

More Information

Somerset County Park Education Center | 908 722-1200 (ext. 5002) | Map

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Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey biologist, Allegra Mitchell, as she talks at the Somerset County Park Education Center about some of the rarest reptile and amphibian species in the state. Learn what makes these animals special and why they are vital to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Allegra will discuss the threats to these species and how CWF, the state, and other agencies are working to protect these important and often misunderstood creatures!

 

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Vernal Pool Walk at Waterloo Village

 

Time & Place

7 pm to 8 pm
Waterloo Village on Waterloo Road in Byram Township, NJ

More Information

Please RSVP to Waterloo Village at 973-347-1835 | Map

Find Related Info: Vernal Pools, Amphibians

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A short, flat walk takes you to a magical vernal pool. Hear the songs of Spring Peepers, discover salamander eggs, fairy shrimp, and other unique creatures as evening sets in. Learn how locals are helping to protect Waterloo’s amphibians and other big plans in the works!

What to Bring: Your own flashlight and wear clean rubber boots! We will be exploring along the edge of the pool- so dress to stay dry and warm! Sunset is around 8:00 pm, so the woods will be dark on our way out.

 

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Osprey Project with Ben Wurst

 

Time & Place

8 PM
Teaneck Creek Conservancy

More Information

Web | Map

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Did you know that in 1974 only 50 osprey nests were left in NJ? Today, ospreys are common sight along the New Jersey shore during the summer. Join us to learn about the life history of ospreys, current monitoring techniques, and their amazing comeback. Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will share his experience working to manage this amazing species over the past 10+ years at the Bergen County Audubon Society.

 

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Vernal Pool Walk at Waterloo Village

 

Time & Place

7 pm to 8 pm
Waterloo Village on Waterloo Road in Byram Township, NJ

More Information

Please RSVP to Waterloo Village at 973-347-1835 | Map

Find Related Info: Vernal Pools, Amphibians

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A short, flat walk takes you to a magical vernal pool. Hear the songs of Spring Peepers, discover salamander eggs, fairy shrimp, and other unique creatures as evening sets in. Learn how locals are helping to protect Waterloo’s amphibians and other big plans in the works!

What to Bring: Your own flashlight and wear clean rubber boots! We will be exploring along the edge of the pool- so dress to stay dry and warm! Sunset is around 8:00 pm, so the woods will be dark on our way out.

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Long Beach Island Foundation: EARTH DAY NATIVE PLANT SALE

 

Time & Place

11 AM to 12:30 PM

More Information

Web | Map

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Come to the LBIF to shop native plant species to purchase for your home and help our local ecology. There will be no formal lecture, but Ben Wurst of Conserve Wildlife NJ will be available to ask which plants may be best for you!

 

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Earth Day Festival

 

Time & Place

10 AM to 4 PM
6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township

More Information

Web | Map

ACUA's 29th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 (rain or shine) at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are lots of free, fun and educational activities for everyone. The celebration has many exciting events and entertainment throughout the day. Over 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors will be part of the celebration.

 

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