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Jan
24
Thu
Emerald Ash Borer & Current Affairs
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

EMERALD ASH BORER & CURRENT AFFAIRS

Date: Thursday, January 24

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Echo Hill Park

Age: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: free (preregistration is required)

Join Chief Park Naturalist Tom Sheppard for the evening as he shares the current development of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the County and State. A history of the EAB will be given and an account of what the steps have been taken to mitigate the effects of the EAB in the County and State. A Q&A will be offered to delve into   homeowner’s concerns. This is a free program but please pre-register.




Jan
28
Mon
Owls
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

OWLS

Date: Monday, January 28

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Arboretum

Ages: 5 through adult

Cost: $3

Come learn about these nocturnal birds of prey.  We will find out what kinds of owls live in Hunterdon County in a slide show, view some taxidermy specimens, and dissect owl pellets to find out what owls eat.  With Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush.  Pre-register.




Feb
2
Sat
Wildlife of Hunterdon
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WILDLIFE OF HUNTERDON

Date: Saturday, February 2

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Echo Hill Lodge

Ages: 6 through adult

Cost: $3

Naturalist Debra Reed is excited to present interesting facts and specimens of Hunterdon’s most interesting wildlife. Come learn about the animals living in your own backyard including the coyote, the bear, snakes, bats, and many more. Pre-register.




Feb
27
Wed
Mercury & the Early Evening Sky
Feb 27 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm

MERCURY & THE EARLY EVENING SKY

Date: Wednesday, February 27 (Rain Date: Thursday, February 28)

Time: 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Hoffman Park

Age: 10 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult) (Firm on age)

Cost: $3

Guest Astronomers: Wayne Petko & John Andrews

While Mercury is one of the five visible planet that we can see with the naked eye, it is actually the hardest one to view. Being so close to the Sun, Mercury is never more than 18 degrees from the Sun. This evening, the planet is approaching its furthest point from the star. Join us for a chance to see Mercury up close and then some other celestial features as the sky turns to night.  Pre-register.




Feb
28
Thu
Waterfowl Lecture
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Waterfowl LECTURE

Date: Thursday, February 28

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Arboretum

Ages: 8 through adult

Cost: $3

What makes a duck a duck?  Did you know that some ducks “dump” eggs in other ducks’ nests?  What about that ducks that dive in deep water have feet positioned further back on their bodies than ducks that dabble in shallower water?  Or that their courtship rituals may involve arching their necks, whistling, and then lowering their bills and spurting water toward the female?  This lecture by Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush will go through common types of ducks and duck-like birds in Hunterdon, and places to find them in our area.