Upcoming Events

2021

Due to COVID-19 many programs are in limbo until times are safe.  I will present several ZOOM programs in 2021.  Details follow.

Check back often.  Program requests come in throughout the year.  We continue to add them here.

August 2021

August 24 (Tuesday), or if it rains August 25 — 9:30-10:30 a.m.    “How YOU Can Help Pollinators in This Special Place and Why it is Important”

The Cape May Peninsula is world famous for bird, butterfly, and dragonfly migration, all of which is happening RIGHT NOW! Visitors come to the Cape from all over the US and abroad to witness this. If you live here, you can make a huge difference as to whether these migrants (Monarchs and songbirds) can refuel (find food) while here by providing a robust pollinator garden. With the new Avalon Pollinator Garden in Armacost Park (71st and Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ, Cape May Co.) as the backdrop, Pat Sutton (educator, author, and long-time wildlife gardener) will cover the basics of how you can attract and benefit pollinators. Plant it, a native plant pollinator garden (free of insecticides and heavy-handed maintenance), and they will come.

Ironweed, Joe-pye-weed, Boneset, Mountain Mint, and maybe Mistflower, all pollinator magnets, should be blooming, so bring your binoculars.

This FREE outdoor lecture is co-sponsored by the Avalon Environmental Commission and the Avalon Free Public Library.

September 27 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  MILKWEED FOR MONARCHS

At the peak of the Monarch migration Pat Sutton will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Presentation Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

October 25 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  HOW TO CREATE A NO-FUSS WILDLIFE POND

Pat Sutton will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Presentation Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

October 28 (Thursday) — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  THE UNFOLDING OF A WILDLIFE GARDEN: ONE YEAR IN THE SUTTON GARDEN

Join Pat Sutton for this presentation for CU Maurice River at their CU Social.  Filming began in mid-February and continued through 2021 to capture the unfolding of Pat Sutton’s Wildlife Garden.

All CU Socials are free for CU Maurice River Members and $25.00 per non-member. Click HERE to join as a member (annual cost of membership: $20 – individual / and $30 – family). Call (856) 300-5331 for more information.

November 22 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   HOW TO SPOT HAWKS & EAGLES

At the peak of the world-famous raptor migration (and heading into winter, also a raptor-rich time), Clay and Pat Sutton will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Presentation Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

December 20 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  PLANT WARS: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND DEAL WITH INVASIVE NONNATIVE PLANTS

Pat Sutton will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Presentation Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.