Explore the wildflowers, trees and aquatic plants of
the New Jersey Pine Barrens by canoe!

View the video below of our 2016 Botany by Boat!

Susan Mrugal is a wetland ecologist and registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, and has over 27 years of experience. She has worked on wetland mitigation and landscape architectural projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region and has given seminars on various environmental topics including rain gardens and wetland issues.

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Pine Barrens
Fee:  $20 members/$25 nonmembers
Guide: Susan Mrugal, MS, RLA, Temple University

Canoe Rental: 
There are no more rentals available.

Characteristic plants of Cedar Swamp Forests of New Jersey Pine Barrens; Atlantic white cedar, pitch pine, highbush blueberry, swamp azalea, leatherleaf, pitcher plant, sundews, sphagnum peat moss.

The fall color of many plants will just be starting and we will catch some of the late flowering herbaceous species. For many who haven't been there, it will be life changing. Even for those who have, there are always different species highlighted depending on the time of year you visit.

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has a fantastic online plant library conveniently sectioned into trees, shrubs, herbaceous, etc:  http://www.pinelandsalliance.org/ecology/plants/#

Launch Point & Parking:  Batsto Lake, Hammonton, NJ
Remember to bring: water bottles, snack, hat/visor, sunscreen and sunglasses.
Picnic Lunch following the Program. Bring your lunch, drink, blanket or folding chairs. Enjoy lunch with us and share information about the Pine Barrens' natural treasures!