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Feb
19
Wed
The Wildlife Of New Zealand
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ages: 8 through adult

New Zealand is a small but beautiful country with scenery consisting of coastline, mountains, and sheep farms.  From parrots to kiwis to penguins, New Zealand has some unusual birds!  Human-introduced mammals are now also relatively common.  There are also a few species of rare reptiles, amphibians, and bats.  Join Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush on a photographic journey through this remarkable country!  Pre-registration required.




Feb
29
Sat
Single Mingle & Speed Dating @ Northlandz
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

– Singles 25 and older

-Cash Bar

-Ice Breakers Mingle Speed Dating @ 7 – 8 pm – Register at 6:30 pm

-Live Concert & after party with Big Tom & The Guns @ 8:30 – 10 pm

-$10 online / $15 at the door

-No refunds or exchanges

-Come dressed to impress

-Free Parking




Mar
19
Thu
Spring Equinox Hike
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ages: 6 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: Park Naturalist Debra Reed

Spring is here! The spring equinox means that the first day of spring has finally arrived. Come outdoors to watch the sunset at Tower Hill.  Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds us in nature and listen to the spring peepers; perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse of a woodcock.  Join Park Naturalist Debra Reed for a walk to see what is happening in nature during this transition from winter to spring, and from daylight to darkness.  This area can be wet, boots recommended.




Apr
25
Sat
Bluebells Hike
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages: 8 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: Senior Park Naturalist Laura Bush

Virginia Bluebells are one of America’s favorite wildflowers.  Native to our area, they bloom for a few weeks in early spring, and “hide” later in the summer.  They are also deer- and critter-resistant!  Explore Bernadette Morales and Uplands Reserve to enjoy the bluebells, stroll along a bubbling brook, and see the ruins of the estate of Judge Large (a prosecutor in the Charles Lindberg case).  This is a moderately hilly hike, about three miles in total.  Meet at the parking lot of Bernadette Morales Nature Preserve, 103 Capner Street, Flemington.




May
2
Sat
Hoffman Park Pond Paddle
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ages: 10 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: canoe staff

We will spend time going over the basics of canoeing, and then you can go out into the water and have fun.  This pond paddle is great for people just starting out.  You can also use a kayak (please request in advance).  We will meet at the Hoffman Park parking lot and walk down to the pond together (about a ten-minute walk).




May
7
Thu
New! Naturalist Guided Sunset And Full Moonrise Paddle
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ages: 14 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: Park Naturalist Debra Reed and canoe staff

Leisurely explore the Round Valley Reservoir in a kayak or canoe to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon.  Join Debra on a guided paddle to see the sights, enjoy the sounds, and learn some history about the reservoir.  This paddle is focused on the natural setting of the reservoir.  We provide all required gear and basic paddle/safety instructions.  Please bring a flashlight and jacket, as it can get much cooler on the water when the sun goes down.  This activity is weather permitting.




May
30
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
May 30 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)




Jun
6
Sat
Bioblitz Extravaganza
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come celebrate and learn about the biodiversity at Echo Hill.  This event will focus on finding and identifying as many species as possible in our park over a short period of time.  Come join us, whether you are a student, scientist, naturalist, or an interested community member, to explore the natural world.  A BioBlitz is an opportunity to take a snapshot of the biodiversity of a place.  Participants of all ages can learn techniques for observing and collecting data on the plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and other living species within Echo Hill during this specific time frame.  If you own a smartphone, download the iNaturalist app (iNaturalist.org); you will find collecting species data is easier and more engaging than ever before.  We welcome everyone’s assistance in the identification of the flora and fauna at Echo Hill; if you are experienced and have a particular interest, please reach out to Debra at [email protected] or (908) 806-5559.  Pre-registration not required for participants.




Jun
12
Fri
Sunset Paddle On Round Valley Reservoir
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session A: Friday, June 12

Session B: Friday, July 10

Ages: 10 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: canoe staff

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening sunset paddle.  The group will meet at Round Valley Reservoir Boat Launch (look for the white van with a trailer with green canoes).  You can also use a kayak (please request in advance).  Bring a flashlight and jacket, as it can get much cooler on the water when the sun goes down.




Jun
27
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Jun 27 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)




Jul
10
Fri
Sunset Paddle On Round Valley Reservoir
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Session A: Friday, June 12

Session B: Friday, July 10

Ages: 10 through adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-registration required.

Instructor: canoe staff

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening sunset paddle.  The group will meet at Round Valley Reservoir Boat Launch (look for the white van with a trailer with green canoes).  You can also use a kayak (please request in advance).  Bring a flashlight and jacket, as it can get much cooler on the water when the sun goes down.




Jul
25
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Jul 25 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)




Aug
15
Sat
RIVER DAY TRIPS
Aug 15 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: adults
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: canoe staff
Your leaders will fit you with a lifejacket and paddle, drive to the river, discuss maneuvering techniques and canoe safety, and guide you down the river. We paddle for about two hours, stop for lunch, and paddle about two more hours. We are flexible with each trip’s time, which depends in part on natural forces, such as wind and water levels. Our aim is to return to the Arboretum by 3:30 PM, give or take an hour.

Saturday, May 30: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, June 27: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)
Saturday, July 25: Kingwood to Bulls Island (Delaware River)
Saturday, August 15: Bulls Island to Lambertville (Delaware River)