Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a morning nature walk with New Jersey Conservation Foundation during three fall bird walks at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center in Chester Twp.
Naturalist Bill Lynch, who heads education programs for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will lead “Fall Migration Bird Walk” on Wed., Oct. 12, and “Searching for Sparrows” on Wed., Oct. 19. The events run from 8 to 10 a.m., and are part of NJ Conservation’s popular “Coffee & Conservation” series.
Both events will begin with hot coffee provided by Black River Roasters and a brief talk about migrating birds. The group will then take off for leisurely-paced walks through the 100-acre park.
The “Coffee & Conservation” series is free, but advance registration is requested for planning purposes. To register online for the bird walks, go to https://njconservation.org/njcfevents.cfm. The walks are generally held rain or shine, but may be postponed or cancelled in the event of a heavy downpour. The GPS address for Bamboo Brook is 11 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ, 07931.
October in New Jersey offers an incredible diversity of migrating birds. On the Oct. 12 Fall Migration Bird Walk, Lynch will lead a search for fall migrants, including warblers, sparrows and birds of prey.
On the Oct. 19 walk, Lynch will focus on sparrows. “While most of the colorful warblers have headed south for the winter, new species of sparrows are just arriving,” he said. “We will walk through meadows and forest edges, learning to distinguish similar species.”
The Coffee & Conservation walks are part of NJ Conservation’s “Step Into Nature” series of walks, talks and fun outdoor events throughout the state. For more information, contact Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-997-0725.
NJ Conservation Foundation is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout NJ. Since 1960, the foundation has protected 125,000 acres of open space, farmland and parks. For more information, visit www.njconservation.org.