Out & About Explorations

Guided walks, workshops, and presentations which explore our connections to the natural world. You are invited to lace up your hiking shoes for one of our Wildflower Walks or nature walks around the area or join us inside for one of our special seasonal programs. 

Paul guris with razorbill auk (alca torda)

Paul guris with razorbill auk (alca torda)


Barnegat Lighthouse State Park Birding Trip
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Fee: Free to Members / $10 Nonmembers
Guide: Paul Guris  (www.Paulagics.com)

Max Participants: 20

Join the Conservancy's team of expert birders including trip leader Paul Guris for an exciting winter adventure at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in New Jersey. Meet at the Conservancy at 6:00 am to carpool to Barnegat. The plan is to bird Barnegat from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm then head over to Kubel's for lunch. The group should return to the Conservancy around 3:30 pm. 

Bring your binoculars, scopes and cameras as Barnegat is sure to provide great opportunities for viewing and photographing winter sea birds. Be sure to dress warm, wear footwear with appropriate traction or hiking boots and don't forget your rain gear!

A list of some of the target birds: 

  • Harlequin Duck
  • Common Eider
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • 3 species of scoter
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Brant
  • Purple Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Dunlin
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Common Loon
  • Horned Grebe
  • Great Cormorant
  • "Ipswich" race of Savannah Sparrow

Photos courtesy of Paul Guris.





Winter Wildflower Walk
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 9:30 am
Location: Fern Avenue in Evansburg State Park
Fee: Free
Guide: Link Davis

We will look for the remnants of what we saw earlier in July. 

It's a nice, level walk and has parking for many.

No preregistration required...

Thank you to our Out & About Exploration Series Sponsor!