Field trip to view shorebirds at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville at 8 a.m. May 20; meet in parking lot. Call 609-485-0754.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Register now for free nature classes for 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. May 18 at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor. Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Bayshore Discovery Project
Second Friday event with live music, talk on wildlife offspring, art exhibit and crafts 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Bilvalve section of Port Norris.
Public sails May 11 to 13 aboard the oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Mother's Day breakfast sail 10 a.m., oyster bar sail 1:30 and evening sail 5 p.m. Sunday; basic sails $25 adults, $12 children, with specials higher.
Free symposium on 45th anniversary of John McPhee's "The Pine Barrens," with six speakers, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Campus Center Event Room, Richard Stockton College.
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.
Weekly birding (and other) trips May 10 to 16 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Belleplain State Forest at 7:30 a.m.; meet at forest office, Route 550, west of Woodbine. Nature walk at Cox Hall Creek WMA 9 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue in Villas. Heislerville WMA with author Pete Dunne at 1 p.m.; meet at end of Matt's Landing Road. Friday: Higbee Beach WMA at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, west end of New England Road. Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 3 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Heislerville WMA with Dunne at 3 p.m.; Matt's Landing Road. Tuesday: Belleplain State Forest at 7:30 a.m.; at forest office. Photo 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. Wednesday: Cumberland County at 7:30 a.m.; meet at Maurice River Bridge, Route 670. Cape May Point at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Nummy Island at 4:30 p.m.; meet just south of free bridge from Stone Harbor.
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails, museum and free programs. Call 609-884-2159.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walks 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, starting at visitor center, off Route 9, Oceanville in Galloway Township.
Guided jitney tour of wildlife drive Saturday afternoons in May; must preregister.
Free nature walk and campfire sing-a-long at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Children's Discovery Area behind visitor center.
Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Marine mammal center
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, 3625 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers group tours for a fee. Museum and gift shop open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-266-0538.
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.
Nature programs for toddlers 2 to 4 years and parents/grandparents 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays; preregister; $8.
Harbor shore field trip with seine net 11 a.m. Saturdays; adults $10, children $5.
Family hike for birds and bugs 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12; $5.
Lectures series, with refreshments, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; $5.
The Conservancy's Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, has displays and gift shop. Admission (temporarily) $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Salt-marsh safaris at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays.
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