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Parks

  1. Species Spotlight: White-breasted Nuthatch

    October 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - October 26, 2021, 10:00 PM

    Learn about various species that call Burlington County Parks home! Every other Wednesday, Naturalist Kate will post a new video on our Nature Programs Page that highlights a local species to better understand their behaviors, natural history and/or significance in the environment. This month will focus on white-breasted nuthatches and big brown bats.

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  2. Apple Pie Filling

    October 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Burlington County Agricultural Center

    Danielle Brenner’s class will have you one step ahead for the holidays! We will be making Apple Pie Filling and preserving it by the water bath canning process so it will be shelf stable for a year and ready for the pie crust! Safe water bath canning methods will be taught and help participants be more confident and knowledgeable while canning at home. The class is hands on and participants will be taking home a jar of their preserves (bring a box or small bag, insulated works great). Register Online.

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  3. Tuesday Talk

    October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will repeat on Friday October 22. This week is part 3 of a new 3-part series called “Communication in Nature.” Part 3 focuses on communication among plant species. Plants, especially trees, have incredible methods of “talking” using both the wind and underground networks or “wood wide web”. While hiking the ravine trail through beautiful autumn foliage, participants will learn about the information plants can exchange and how different species help each other. Maximum attendance limits are enforced. Register online.

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  4. Moonlit Walk

    October 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Pennington Park

    Join Naturalist Kate Forte on a moonlit walk through the park. Look and listen for signs of nocturnal animals while also gazing at the stars! Maximum attendance limits are enforced. Register online.

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  5. Spotted Lanternfly

    October 21, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Burlington County Agricultural Center

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  6. Friday Forum

    October 22, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    A series of nature walks led by Naturalist Jen Bulava on select Tuesdays and Fridays. This is a repeat of the Tuesday October 19 program. This week is part 3 of a new 3-part series called “Communication in Nature.” Part 3 focuses on communication among plant species. Plants, especially trees, have incredible methods of “talking” using both the wind and underground networks or “wood wide web”. While hiking the ravine trail through beautiful autumn foliage, participants will learn about the information plants can exchange and how different species help each other. Maximum attendance limits are enforced. Register online.

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  7. AUTUMN RAMBLE PHOTORAPHY WALK AND TALK

    October 22, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area

    Do you want to learn how to take amazing photos in a relaxed, outdoor atmosphere while enjoying nature? Join us at Boundary Creek Park on October 22! Boundary Creek Park is a unique hidden gem that offers visitors fantastic opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing. Upland and lowland forests, fields, tidal wetlands, and the open water of the Rancocas Creek all overlap in this relatively small area to create a haven for all types of birds and other wildlife. It’s the perfect setting to capture unique photos! These walks offer a short introduction to photography and continue with an inspiring nature photo walk. During the walks, you’ll be given many tips on how to take more creative and distinctive photos. Prerequisites: A camera (digital recommended) and a basic understanding of photography. Please dress appropriate for the weather and conditions, as we will be hiking through the park. This program repeats on November 12.

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  8. Park Cleanup

    October 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Pennington Park

    Help keep our environment clean and green! Participate in cleaning up litter that has made its way into this park. Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided. Please bring your own water and snacks, if needed. Masks will be required in the registration and supplies area as well as in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks will not be provided, please bring your own. If you need community service hours, please register by 4PM Friday October 22. To register, email cleancomm@co.burlington.nj.us

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  9. Fall Foliage Hike

    October 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Historic Smithville Park & Smith's Woods

    Enjoy the fall weather and take a hike with Naturalist Kate to learn about why trees’ leaves change colors when the temperatures drop. Appreciate the incredible diversity of tree species at Smithville Park while admiring the beautiful colors of their fall foliage. Register online

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  10. Haunted New Jersey

    October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

    We’ve all heard of the Jersey Devil, but how about the Atco ghost, the Basking Ridge Devil’s Tree, Newark’s Ghost Train, or the Woodbridge Cemetery Snake?  Explore these creepy New Jersey legends and more. Find out if your town is haunted. Masks are required. This program will also take place virtually on Zoom on October 27 at 6 PM. Registration is required.

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  11. Species Spotlight: Big Brown Bat

    October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - November 9, 2021, 10:00 PM

    Learn about various species that call Burlington County Parks home! Every other Wednesday, Naturalist Kate will post a new video on our Nature Programs Page that highlights a local species to better understand their behaviors, natural history and/or significance in the environment. This month will focus on white-breasted nuthatches and big brown bats.

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  12. Poetry Walk

    October 28, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Willingboro Lakes Park

    There's nothing quite like the revitalizing and verdant woods in the fall. Enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful Willingboro Lakes Park while reflecting on some of the greatest nature poems ever written! If you feel inspired, you are encouraged to create your own (sharing is optional). We will meet in the parking lot at 3pm, and the walk will take about 1 hour. Please dress appropriately for the weather and conditions, as we will be hiking through the park.

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