Field trip to Palmyra Cove, along the Delaware River, departing Hamilton Mall parking lot next to Sears/Olive Garden at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Carpool fee of $5; to register, call 609-625-8731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9: "Jenny Jellyfish, A Tale of Wiggly Jellies." Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Register now for free history hike through ruins of armaments factories 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
Free family nature walks at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. Call 215-341-1044.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine, has museum, gift shop and tours for a fee. Call 609-266-0539.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Fridays: beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., nature walk 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays: bird walk 9 a.m., hawk banding 10 a.m., nature walks 11 a.m. and 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.
Jitney tour of wildlife drive 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays; reservations recommended.
Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Nature Center of Cape May
N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has exhibits and observation tower; admission is free. Call 609-898-8848.
Family night hike and campfire 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5; $5.
Monarch butterfly migration workshop 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; $10 adults, $7 children; preregister.
Guided kayak tour of Belleplain State Forest lake 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; $60; preregister.
Migrating wildlife program 11 a.m. Saturdays; $5.
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.
Monarch butterfly program 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; $7.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at 2 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Crabbing at 2:15 p.m. Sundays.
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.
Cape May Hawkwatch dawn to dusk daily to Nov. 30, at Cape May Point State Park platform; free. Avalon Seawatch 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon; free.
Free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m. and monarch tagging demonstrations 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Hawkwatch Platform, Cape May Point State Park.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, Oct. 4, Wednesday, Oct. 10 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Hidden Valley unit of Higbee Beach WMA at 7:30 a.m.; meet at clamshell lot, New England Road, south of canal. Beginners bird walk 8:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawkwatch platform. Butterfly walk 10:30 a.m. at R&E Center. Friday: Higbee Beach WMA 7 a.m.; at lot, west end of New England Road, south of canal. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 5:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Photo walk 7:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; at platform. Rea Farm in West Cape May at 7:30 a.m.; at Beanery lot, Bayshore Road. Cape May Point State Park at 3 p.m.; at platform. Sunday: Cox Hall Creek WMA 7:30 a.m.; at lot, west end Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Butterfly-dragonfly walk at noon; Cape May Point State Park; at platform. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Tuesday: Photo walk 8 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; at platform. Relaxed birding at Cape May Point State Park at 9 a.m.; at platform. Stone Harbor Point 4:30 p.m.; at lot, south end of Stone Harbor. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 4:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard.
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