Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Beach Nesting Birds with Todd Pover
Time & Place
6PM - 7PM
Cape May Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May NJ
Join CWFNJ Biologist Todd Pover as he discusses New Jersey's elusive endangered beach nesting birds, Piping Plover, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, and American Oystercatcher. Although they share the same beach habitat to nest and raise their chicks, each species has its own unique behaviors and life cycle. Against all odds, these birds struggle to survive on some of the most heavily visited beaches on the East Coast - learn what CWFNJ and its partners are doing to protect them and recover their populations.
A Cape May County resident, Todd Pover is the Beach Nesting Bird Project Manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. In this capacity he oversees monitoring, management, and research for beach nesting birds for the entire state. This is his 23rd year working with this fascinating group of birds here in New Jersey, and more recently he has also begun studying piping plovers on their wintering grounds in the Bahamas.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Barnegat Bay Day at the Long Island Beach Foundation
Time & Place
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies, NJ 08008 United States
For children and adults who want to know more about the bay and the creatures who live in, around, over and under it. This is a series of person to person experiences. Local organizations will be at the LBIF with hands on table top displays. How slippery is an eel? How slithery is a snake? Why do some fish have course scales and others have very smooth scales? How do they feel? What does the inside of a clam feel like? What does a snail feel like when it crawls across you hand? How hard is a turtle’s shell? Come and find out- an exciting day is waiting for you at Barnegat Bay Day 2018!
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Peregrine Falcons with CWF Habitat Program Manager Ben Wurst
Time & Place
Beach Haven Public Library, 247 N Beach Ave, Beach Haven, NJ
The peregrine falcon, also known as the duck hawk, is the largest falcon in New Jersey, and the world’s fastest animal, capable of flying at speeds over 200 miles an hour. Just a few decades ago, peregrine falcons disappeared east of the Mississippi River — yet today we can celebrate 28 active falcon nests in New Jersey. For the world’s fastest animal to again thrive in New Jersey speaks both to the peregrine falcon’s inspiring resiliency and to the hard work and visionary leadership of those who worked for their successful comeback. The Peregrine falcon – the Fastest Animal on Earth, gives the public a glimpse into the life of the peregrine falcon, the adaptations that make him unique and how he overcame adversity in the Garden State.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife and the habitats they depend on. We carry out our mission by researching and managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s residents, and engaging volunteers in our conservation projects. Since the early 1990’s, CWF scientists and educators have helped conserve and protect a variety of at-risk species of wildlife in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation.