Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Dunne at 2nd Friday
Author Pete Dunne will speak on "36 Years of Birds & Birding on the Bayshore" at 7 p.m., part of the Second Friday in Bivalve celebration 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, with live music and comedy, art and vendors, as well as a food and drink. Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High St., Port Norris. Call 856-785-2060.
The Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Mauricetown Fire Hall and nearby viewing stations. Event includes exhibitors, artists, vendors, presentations and food. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children. Sponsored by Cumberland County; call 856-453-2177.
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.
Ocean County Parks
Clayton 5-mile hike from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15; pickup at parking lot of Wells Mills County Park, Waretown. Cost is $12 adults, $8 ages 9 to 16; preregister. Call 877-OC-PARKS.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, with free museum and tours. 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.
Talk on blue crabs by Paul Jivoff, of Rider University, at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8; bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided.
Science program 2:15 p.m. Fridays. Animal program 2:15 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crafts 1 p.m. Saturdays. Seashells noon Sundays.
Atlantic City Aquarium
Atlantic City Aquarium at Gardner's Basin displays fish, reptiles and amphibians. Preschooler story time 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: "If You'll Be My Valentine." Admission: $8 adults, $5 children. Call 609-348-2880.
Atlantic County Parks
Free guided two-hour social hike at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing.
Register now for free nature craft classes for ages 3 to 5 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Fox Nature Center.
Free course in orienteering - navigating the woods with compass and map - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Estell Manor Park; preregister.
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.
Guided birding at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Mott's Creek for waterfowl and raptors noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Cost: $35; preregister.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday, to Wednesday, Feb. 7 to 13 - Cost $10; show and go. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at Hawkwatch Platform. Nature photo walk at Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at platform.
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