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BEE KIND OR BEE STUNG

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Ages: 8 through Adult
  • Cost: free (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist
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Many people know the value of the Honeybee, but do you know how to tell it from a Bumblebee or a Carpenter Bee? Many of us are aware of the Yellowjacket.  But what makes it different from the Paper Wasp or the Hornets? Join us for this program as we try to explain the difference between these insects and the value they all have. 

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

  • Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Ages: 11 through 17 
  • Cost: Free but pre-registration is required
  • Instructor: Debra Reed

Conserving soil and water contributes significantly to enhancing the well-being of our local communities and plays a crucial role in watershed management. Discover ways you can contribute to environmental preservation, support agriculture, and safeguard our water supply. This merit badge is one of the three needed to earn your World Conservation Award. Scouts need to, on their own time, complete requirement seven and schedule an additional meeting with Debra Reed. 


The Future of New Jersey’s Forests

  • Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Ages: 12 and up recommended 
  • Cost: Free but pre-registration is required
  • Guest Instructor: Paul Kurtz, NJ Dept. of Agriculture

The past decade has not been kind to the forests of New Jersey. In that time, we have been invaded by the Emerald Ash Borer, Spotted Lanternflies, and a nematode killing Beech Trees. If it has not already occurred, we are about to be invaded by the Elm Zigzag Sawfly and Asian jumping worms. Join Paul Kurtz from the NJ Department of Agriculture as he presents on the state of our forests and informs us on the biology, impacts and current research in handling these new forest invaders.

Birds of Hunterdon

  • Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Ages: 10 and up recommended 
  • Cost: Free but pre-registration is required
  • Instructor: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist

New Jersey and Hunterdon County both have a rich history of bird sightings. Through the use of slides, we will move through the various habitats of the County and talk about some of the species one could possibly encounter. From Bluebirds to Woodpeckers, Birds of Prey to Waterfowl, all kinds of species will be discussed.  Join us for the evening as we talk about our avian friends.

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