Atlantic Audubon Society field trip to Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Galloway Township, 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19; meet at parking lot; $5 carpool fee. To register, call 609-625-8731.
Program on insects by Stephen Mason, entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Galloway Library, 360 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.
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 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.
Cape May Point park
Cape May Point State Park has nature trails and museum. Call 609-884-2159.
Free Pledge to Fledge Kick-off Party, with live raptors, activities, displays and bird-viewing stations, 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine, has museum, gift shop and tours for a fee. Call 609-266-0539.
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Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Guided birding and nature walks 8 to 10 a.m. Fridays, starting at visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township.
Beach geology walk 10 a.m. Thursdays at Holgate unit, starting at bulkhead at south end of Long Beach Island. Also at Holgate: Wilderness walk 10 a.m. Fridays; shorebird walk 10 a.m. Saturdays; beachcombing 10 a.m. Sundays.
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. Kayak trips many days. Call 609-898-8848.
Author Pat Sutton will lead tours of private hummingbird gardens 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 (north county), Saturday, Aug. 18 (south) and Sunday, Aug. 19 (central); $40; preregister.
Harbor safari with seine net 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Evening ghost crab walk 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Vernon Avenue and beach; $5.
Beachcombing 8:30 a.m. Fridays at Second Avenue Pavilion; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12.
Leisurely 12-mile cycling tour of natural areas 9:30 a.m. Fridays; $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12.
The Conservancy’s Bayshores Center, 2350 Route 47, Delmont, has nature trails. Call 609-861-0600.
Public sails aboard the Bayshore Discovery Project’s oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald from Utsch’s Marina, Cape May, at 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 16, 17, 20 and 21; 10 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18; and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Cost: 1:30 p.m. $40 adults and $20 children; 5 p.m. $45 and $22; 10 a.m. $35 and $15. Call 856-785-2060.
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 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 sunset bird and nature cruises 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays from Somers Point municipal pier; $25 adults, $15 ages 5 to 12; call for times and to preregister.
Weekly birding (and other) trips Aug. 16 to 22 — 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: Rea Farm in West Cape May at 7:30 a.m.; at Beanery lot, Bayshore Road. Sunday: Cox Hall Creek WMA 7:30 a.m.; at lot, west end Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Nature walk Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office, Route 550 west of Woodbine. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot. Tuesday: Relaxed birding at Cape May Point State Park at 9 a.m.; at platform. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform.
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.
Family program Penguin Palooza, with live penguins from Jenkinson’s Aquarium, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16; $9 adults, $7 children. Program Aug. 23: Birds of prey from Academy of Natural Sciences.
The 37th annual Jersey Cape Shell Show and sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17 to 19.
Salt-marsh film and trail walks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and seining for tidal life at 3:15 p.m. weekdays. Kayak tours most days; call for times.
Turtle program at 5 p.m. Tuesdays; shell program at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Nature walks at 9:30 a.m. Mondays at Stone Harbor Point (122nd Street) and 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 48th and Dune Drive, Avalon; $3 each.
Nature boat tour 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, from Bayside Center in Ocean City; $23 adults, $15 children.
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