Atlantic County Parks
Register now for free nature craft classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.
Second Friday event 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bayshore Center, 2800 High St., Port Norris, with schooner art, music by Steel Horizon Pan Group, oyster talk, shell workshop and dinner. Call 856-785-2060, ext. 108.
Cape May Bird Observatory
NJ Audubon's CMBO has the Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and the Northwood Center on Lily Lake in Cape May Point. Call 609-861-0700.
Free songbird morning flight count at sunrise daily at Higbee Beach WMA jetty.
Free Autumn Hawk Watch sunrise to 5 p.m. daily at Hawk Watch platform, Cape May Point State Park.
Free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; meet at platform.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Sept. 12 to 18 — Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Casual birding at Cape May Point State Park at 8:30 a.m.; meet at hawk-watch platform. Butterfly walk 10:30 a.m., R&E Center. Friday: Higbee Beach WMA 7 a.m.; at lot, west end New England Road, south of canal. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 5:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Rea Farm 7:30 a.m.; lot, Bayshore Road, West Cape May. Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Cape May Point State Park at 3 p.m.; at platform. Sunday: Cox Hall Creek WMA at 7:30 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Butterflies and dragonflies at Cape May Point State Park at noon; at platform. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Tuesday: Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; at platform. Easy birding at Cape May Point State Park at 9 a.m.; at platform. Stone Harbor Point at 5 p.m.; at lot, south end of Second Avenue. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 5 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Free family nature walks 9 a.m. Saturdays at Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. Call 215-341-1044.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Free Saturday programs include beginner’s bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 2 p.m.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walk 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Guided wildlife drive tours aboard new 12-passenger solar tram from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays; $10 donation.
Erin Kiefer, of Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, will present a free live owl program at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the headquarters auditorium.
The Nature Center of Cape May
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has viewing tower and store. Call 609-898-8848 to preregister for activities.
Robert Elwell, former mayor, will talk about Cape May’s maritime history at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the center’s Saltwater Cafe. Program Sept. 26: Photographer Kathy Fallon.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers a museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; donation requested. Call 609-266-0538.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop. Admission $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Sept. 12 to 18: Salt marsh film and guided walk 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. daily; animal program 2:30 p.m. Friday and Monday; seashells 12:30 p.m. Sunday; seine-net outing 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Fall Migration Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22, with photography workshops, live animals, guided wildlife viewing, kayak tours and activities. Adults $10, children $8. Jitney noon to 4 p.m. Saturday to Food, Wine & Beer Festival.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner’s Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
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