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July 2, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - July 2, 2020, 7:30 PM
Learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals with naturalist Kate Forte! What does crepuscular mean? What are some advantages of being crepuscular or nocturnal? Kate will go over the answers to these questions through a video, while focusing on three different animals: skunks, opossums, and bats. This program will be available online beginning June 18.
June 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - August 31, 2020, 7:30 PM
Discover the incredible hunters of the insect world: the dragonflies and damselflies. This online PowerPoint presentation will focus on recognizing adaptations, behaviors, life cycles, and ecological significance of these beneficial insects. The slide show includes photographic examples of amazing species found in our Burlington County Parks, and will be available online beginning Saturday, June 20. The presentation will be posted for the remainder of the summer.
June 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 4, 2020, 7:30 PM
In honor of National Pollinator Week, Naturalist Jen Bulava shares what is blooming in the butterfly garden in a short informative video. Learn which species of plants attract different kinds of pollinators and why. This video will be available online beginning Monday, June 22 through July 4.
June 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - August 31, 2020, 7:30 PM
In honor of National Pollinator Week, check out this online presentation focusing on the incredible ways in which plants communicate with animals. Discover amazing strategies of plants, the colors that pollinators see, and ways in which both plants and animals can help or deceive each other. Did you know that a bee's eye view is extremely different from what we see, and from what a bird sees? Participants will find that taking a much closer look at flowers can open up an entire hidden world that is more complex and fascinating than one ever imagined. Presented by Park Naturalist Jen Bulava. Available at the link provided here or on or Programs and Events Page.
June 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 31, 2020, 7:30 PM
Observe and explore the diversity of the animal kingdom in our park system, scavenger hunt style! Naturalist Kate Forte will post a list of species (with pictures) commonly found at Boundary Creek. Download the list, head out to Boundary Creek, and see if you can find all the species! Do not forget to bring your binoculars and camera along! Share your sightings on our Facebook page, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This program will be available online beginning June 26-July 31.
June 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - August 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
Students in the Young Naturalist Program will observe something in the same location and park of their choice one day each week, starting the week of June 29. They will report their findings and photos back to the Park Naturalists each week with the differences they observe. For ages 13-17. Registration in YNP required.
July 2, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This presentation by Park Naturalist Jen Bulava is an overview of the important roles that lichens and fungi play in the environment (not for identifying individual species). The three main types of fungi will be discussed, with a focus on mycorrhizal associations with plants. Discover the many ways that people and animals use lichens. Gain a better appreciation of the beneficial and amazing relationships within the fungi kingdom. This lecture is provided as part of the “Pinelands Speakers Series” live webinars hosted by the NJ Pinelands Commission every Thursday from June 4-July 30. The series is free and open to anyone. Visit https://www.nj.gov/pinelands/ for more info.
All of the webinars will be live-streamed on the Commission’s YouTube channel link. The Commission will send out weekly notices with links to the presentations, which will also be recorded and archived for later viewing.
July 2, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with a virtual tour of History Smithville Village. Take a virtual stroll through time, as we wander the streets and visit the houses that make up Smithville. Spend a summer afternoon in the Mansion garden, while you hear the story of the wealthy industrialist and his exceedingly beautiful and intelligent young wife. Registration required. You will receive a Zoom link upon registering. https://secure.rec1.com/NJ/burlington-county-nj-/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTExMzcyNjg=
May 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 2, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery
Some things just don’t belong. This show will feature a collective of art that shows something unnatural or slightly off. Think of fabricated landscapes, experimental process, science fiction, or even something that just might be not considered “normal”. Slightly unsettling, imaginative works that make you question reality can be seen at this exhibit. Artist Reception: May 16th from 1-3pm.
May 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - July 19, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Warden's House Gallery
Jonny Buss, a craftsman, artist and employee of Burlington County Parks, creates abstract compositions through the use of visual digital data corruption, photocopy wheat paste and acrylic stenciling techniques. The aesthetic of his artwork is a commentary about the relationship between data, technology and contemporary society. Abstract Sound installations will accompany the visual art through the duration of the exhibit.