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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:01 am | Updated: 1:25 pm, Tue Mar 19, 2013.

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.

Workshop on fighting invasive species, with author Pat Sutton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at R&E Center; $45; preregister. Workshop March 23: landscape design.

Annual optics sale March 23 and 24.

Weekly birding (and other) trips Thursday to Wednesday, March 14 to 20 - Cost $10; show and go. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 6 p.m.; meet at lot on Sunset Boulevard. 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. Sunday: Turkey Point for raptors and more at 8 a.m.; meet at platform, end of Turkey Point Road, south of Dividing Creek. Jake's Landing at 5:30 p.m.; meet at end of Jake's Landing Road, of Route 47 near Dennisville. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 8 a.m.; meet at platform.

Cape May Point State Park

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

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Guided birding and nature walk 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays, starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township.

Free movie, "Fern Gully," will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, in headquarters auditorium.

Call 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

Nature Center of Cape May

The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., is closed until April 14. Call 609-898-8848.

Stranding center

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

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.

Lenore Tedesco, on Hurricane Sandy's effects in Cape May County, at 11:45 a.m. Friday, March 15; bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided. Topic March 22: Sustainable farming and beach plums, with Alma George.

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 Audubon

Atlantic Audubon field trip to Manning Marsh, Salem County, on March 24, departing 8 a.m. from Hamilton Mall parking lot nearest Sears. Bring lunch. To register, email byrder2002@gmail.com or call 609-625-8731.

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

Free history hike of World War II factory ruins 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. Call 609-645-5960.

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