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.

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Weekly birding (and other) trips July 18 to 24 - Cost $10; show and go. Thursday: Casual birding at Cape May Point State Park at 8:30 a.m.; meet at hawk-watch platform. Nature walk at Cox Hall Creek WMA at 9 a.m.; meet at west end of Shawmount Avenue, Lower Township. Friday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge at 6:30 p.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Saturday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform. Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; at platform. Sunday: Wildlife walk at Belleplain State Forest at 10:30 a.m.; at forest office. Monday: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with Pete Dunne at 7:30 a.m.; meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. Wednesday: Cape May Point State Park at 7:30 a.m.; meet at platform.

Cape May National

Wildlife Refuge

Free family nature walks 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 State Park

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

Free Saturday programs include beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 2 p.m.

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.

Free bird/nature walk 9 a.m. Fridays.

Ranger Tiffany Kersten will lead a free field trip to see moths and other night wildlife at 9 p.m. Friday, July 19.

4-H Fair

Annual Cape May County 4-H Fair, with rides, livestock, live music, equine events, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, July 18-20; chicken BBQ and fish fry 5 p.m. Fairgrounds on Court House-S. Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Call 609-465-5115, ext. 605.

The Nature Center

of Cape May

The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., has viewing tower and store. Call 609-898-8848 to preregister for activities.

Harbor walk with seining at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $10 adults, $5 children.

Ghost crab beach walk 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mount Vernon Avenue; $5.

Bicycle two-mile tour of Cape Henlopen, Lewes and Rehoboth, Del., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, meeting at ferry; $70 includes ferry.

Wednesdays: Bicycle 12-mile tour 9:30 a.m. to noon, $10 adults, $7 children; beachcombing at Second Street pavilion 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., $10 adults, $5 children; wading/dip-net tour of harbor 2 to 3 p.m., $10 adults, $7 children; family campfire program 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $5.

Stranding center

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, at 3625 Brigantine Blvd., Brigantine, offers a museum, tours and activities; donation requested. Call 609-266-0538 to register.

Friday: Beach walk at the cove 9 a.m.

Monday: Terrapin program 10 a.m., Brigantine Beach Community Center. Sky watch program 6 p.m. at the sea wall.

Tuesday: Mermaids/monsters program 10 a.m., Brigantine Beach Community Center. Beach walk 6 p.m. at cove.

Wednesday: Marsh walk at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge 9 a.m.

July 25: dragonflies talk 6 p.m. at Brigantine Beach Community Center.

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.

Crab Day 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 19, with crab, races, games, etc.; $10 adults, $8 children.

Salt marsh film and guided walk 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekends.

Animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. weekdays; seine-net outing 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; turtle program 5 p.m. Tuesdays; seashells 10 a.m. Sundays.

Lenore Tedesco, institute executive director, on Hurricane Sandy effects on local environment 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24; $7.

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