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. Kayak trips many days. Call 609-898-8848.
Register now for tours of private monarch gardens 10 a.m. Sept. 14 to 16; cost $40 per tour.
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 $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. Call 609-368-1211.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at noon and 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays.
Live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12:15 p.m. weekdays.
Crabbing at 2:15 p.m. Sundays.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine, has museum, gift shop and tours for a fee. Call 609-266-0539
Atlantic County Parks
Free beginner's birding workshop for ages 8 to 12 with an adult from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing; must preregister.
Call 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
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.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Jitney tour of wildlife drive 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays; reservations recommended.
Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
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., live animal program 11 a.m., nature walk 2 p.m.
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 through Nov. 30, at Cape May Point State Park platform; free.
Free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Hawkwatch Platform, Cape May Point State Park.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, Sept. 6, to Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Beginners bird walk 8:30 a.m. at Cape May Point State Park; meet at Hawk Watch 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 5 p.m.; at platform. Sunday: Cox Hall Creek WMA 7:30 a.m.; at lot, west end Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Butterfly-dragonfly walk 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 5 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 5 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard.
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