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  1. October Sporting Craft Exhibit

    October 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - November 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Worker's House and Gallery

    From vintage to modern design, this exhibit will showcase the art of outdoor craft. From hunting and fishing, to camping and adventuring there is something for everyone. Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, Noon - 4 PM.

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  2. Emerging Artist Art Exhibit

    November 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 2, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery

    Local Burlington county residents are featured at the Warden’s House Gallery in a monthly rotation. Please be sure to stop in for each exhibit and experience the unique and diverse array of artistic expression. Artist Statement: “Terrence McCormack is a twenty three year old fine artist and graphic designer. Currently in his Senior year at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Terrence has progressed his practice from classroom cartoon doodles to fine portraiture and abstracted concepts. Working across multi-disciplinary platforms including digital illustrations, collage, etc, he excels in traditional art making practices. Most recent of these mediums have been collage, oil based paints, and graphite.”  - Terrence McCormack Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, Noon - 4 PM.

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  3. Wildlife Photography

    November 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    Have a camera and like to take photos in our parks? You don’t need to go to exotic places to get great wildlife photos! From butterflies and dragonflies, to birds and mammals, our parks host a great variety of animals. Join other avid photographers and learn tips and tricks to make your wildlife photos stand out. A basic understanding of photography and how your camera works is required. Limit 10 people. Register online.

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  4. Margaret Morris: A Revolutionary Life

    November 14, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    Margaret Hill Morris was a widow, mother, and doctor whose first-hand account of the Revolutionary War in and around Burlington County gives one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts of the time. Hear her story in her own words through letters and diaries. Registration requested.

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  5. Seasonal Cooking & Nutrition Series- Featuring Leeks

    November 15, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Learn tips and techniques from Chef Christina Martin on how to prepare the featured in-season, local produce while being educated on their nutrition benefits. $35/person.

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  6. Beavers

    November 16, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Rancocas Pointe Trail

    New Jersey's population of beavers is strong because they generally coexist well with humans and have few natural predators. Have you seen a beaver in one of our parks? How are beavers able to chew through so much wood without breaking their teeth? Do they hibernate? Can they climb trees? Find out the answer to these questions and more with Naturalist Kate. Walk the trail and watch for beavers as they repair their lodge and start to collect food for the winter. Register online.

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  7. Burlington County Farmers Market

    November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Burlington County Community Agricultural Center

    Special Holiday Market Hours are from 10am to 2pm. So much is still in season as you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast ~ cauliflower, beans, beets, brussel sprouts, broccoli, leeks, spinach, potatoes, butternut and acorn squash, apples, cranberries and cooking pumpkins. Fresh pies, artisan breads, cheeses, honey and eggs ~ Fresh cut flowers and live Thanksgiving Centerpiece wreaths for any holiday table. Free Thanksgiving Themed Cooking Demo at 11am in the Farmhouse Kitchen. Live music with Jimmy Mannix.

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  8. Naturalist- Led Saturday Walk

    November 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Studies show that taking a nature walk is good for your physical and mental health. Join an RNC naturalist for a themed hike around the preserve. Suitable for adults and interested teenagers. Preregister on the Burlington County Parks registration system. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.

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  9. Holidays in the Victorian Era

    November 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    Take a trip back in time was a presentation on Victorian holidays. Discover how the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas were celebrated during the Victorian era through images, stories and music. Registration requested.

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  10. L.L. Bean Sponsored Afternoon Hike

    November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Join us for a quick afternoon hike and get home in time for a cup of hot chocolate to end the day! Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Register at www.llbean.com/marlton or by phone at 856-810-5560.

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  11. Read and React

    November 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    This unique approach to history opens up discussion that likes history to current events. A document will be provided for review. Open discussion on the material is encouraged but not required. You may come simply to experience various viewpoints on the subject. You never know where the conversation may lead. Registration requested.

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  12. Young Birders Club Field Trip

    November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Forsythe NWR

    This is a new program series offered by Naturalists from Burlington County Parks and the Rancocas Nature Center for students in grades 5 and up.  Members will take part in building observational skills while joining naturalists and other birding mentors on fun field trips.  On this trip, we will explore the wildlife drive of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge to see the fantastic diversity of migratory winter waterfowl.  Online registration is required

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  13. Tuesday Talk

    November 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday November 30. The topic this week will focus on winter waterfowl. Register online.

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  14. Longwood Gardens Christmas Bus Trip

    November 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Always wanted to go during the holiday season? Know a family member who would love to go? This bus trip is the perfect opportunity! Enjoy the sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens during the holiday season. Indoor and outdoor displays are infused with color and lights, thousands of seasonal plants exquisitely decorate the Conservatory, and sounds of the season resonate throughout. Arrival at the Gardens is scheduled for 12 p.m., giving plenty of time to take in all that is offered, Visit www.longwoodgardens.org for details of the holiday displays. The trip is sponsored by Rancocas Nature Center and includes bus transportation and entry ticket. Call the Rancocas Nature Center at 609-261-2495 or link to www.rancocasnaturecenter.org for additional information. Cost: $65/per person.

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  15. Migratory Waterfowl

    November 29, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    Get to know the waterfowl species that migrate in and out of our County Parks. Which species are in our parks? How long do they stay and why do they leave? Presented by Naturalist Kate Szostak.

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  16. Speaking of Nature Series- Bobcats

    November 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    We welcome David Wheeler, Executive Director of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, to Rancocas. He will be presenting on the reintroduction of the bobcat to NJ– a fascinating story. Virtually extinct in NJ by the 1960’s, successful bobcat restoration projects begun in the late 70’s and early 80’s have led to a stable breeding population. Today, they are listed as a NJ endangered species and are the only remaining wild cat in the state. Mr. Wheeler has worked on wildlife conservation and environmental issues in NJ and beyond for more than a decade. He is the author of the book Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State. Preregister by calling the Nature Center at 609-261-2495 or register online. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.

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  17. Friday Forum

    November 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park

    A series of nature programs led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday November 27 program. The topic this week will focus on winter waterfowl. Register online.

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  18. Nature Adventure For Preschoolers- "Gobble, Gobble"

    November 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Rancocas Nature Center

    Nature is all around us. For the very young, their interactions with the natural world are engaging learning experiences. Each session will include the reading of a nature-themed picture book and a short weather-dependant hike. This program is designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but participants need to be Rancocas Nature Center members. Follow the life of a turkey through the seasons and take a hike on the Turkey Feather Trail, weather permitting.

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