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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:01 am

Atlantic Audubon

Field trip to Barnegat Light State Park for exotic wintering waterfowl, 9 a.m. Sunday,

Feb. 27, car pooling from Galloway Township rest stop commuter lot on Garden State Parkway. If not a driver, $5 car pool fee. Call 609-481-7761.

Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians, with diver shows, baby shark and ray feeding. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.

Atlantic County Parks

Free guided hike, 1:30 to

3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing.

Register now for free nature classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 3 at Fox Nature Center.

Register now for free course in orienteering, navigating the woods with compass and map,

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at Fox Nature Center.

Call 609-645-5960.

Cape May

Bird Observatory

N.J. 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.

Weekly birding (and other) trips, Thursday, Feb. 24, to Wednesday, March 2, cost $10, show and go. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 4:30 p.m. to dusk, meet at Sunset Boulevard parking lot. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park, 8 to 10 a.m., meet at wildlife viewing platform. Photography walk at Cape May Point State Park, 8 to 10 a.m., meet at platform. Sunday: Turkey Point, Route 553 south of Dividing Creek, for wintering raptors, 8 to 10 a.m. Corbin City wildlife impoundments, 5 p.m. to dusk, meet at North Branch of Cape May County Library, Dennisville-Petersburg Road, Upper Township.

Cape May

Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, wildlife-viewing platform and museum. Call 609-884-2159.

Nature Center

of Cape May

N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has exhibits and observation tower, free admission. Call 609-898-8848.

The Kids Can! Expo, one of the season's biggest family events with games, exhibits, live animals, crafts, food and entertainment, will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St. Admission: $6.

Nature Conservancy

The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.

Singles outings

Outdoor Club of South Jersey

5-mile wildlife hike, 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at Atsion office of Wharton State Forest, Route 206 north of Hammonton, followed by brunch at Renault Winery, no children, no pets, preregister. Call 609-462-3593.

Wetlands Institute

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has an aquarium, displays and gift shop. Admission of $8 adults,

$6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.

Author David Wheeler, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

Nature-related speakers, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided, $5.

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