Upcoming Events

2019

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

February 2019

February 25 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  WINTER ARMCHAIR HIKE WITH PAT SUTTON

Learn of hotspots to explore, wildlife happenings, and botanizing in winter in South Jersey with naturalist Pat Sutton.  All the hotspots showcased can be found in Clay and Pat Sutton’s book, Birds and Birding at Cape May.  Pat will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

March 2019

March 25 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   HOW TO CLEAN UP THE WINTER WILDLIFE GARDEN

Pat Sutton will share this NEW programs on how she step-by-step cleans up her own 41-year old wildlife garden so that overwintering insects survive and repopulate her garden, favored plants thrive and multiply, and unwelcome plants are spotted and dealt with.  She’ll share many special wildlife-friendly tips, like sparing sizable and sturdy winter plant stems as native bee nurseries.  Pat will present this program at the Cape May Court House Library, 30 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, in their downstairs Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

April 2019

April 14 (Sunday) — 10:00 a.m. to Noon   HUMMINGBIRDS 101: all about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and how to attract them

Pat Sutton will present this program at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope PA 18938; 215-862-2924 (phone).   Members: $25; Non-members: $30.  Register online here or call to register.

April 29 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   HUMMINGBIRDS 101: all about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and how to attract them

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

May 2019

May 4 (Saturday) — 1:30 pm —  IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: Life & Death in the Wildlife Garden

Pat and Clay Sutton have witnessed some amazing natural history happenings in their 41-year old wildlife garden, some heart-warming and some heart-stopping.  Be prepared for an eye-opening view into the natural world, occurrences that happen every day out in the wild but are rarely seen, unless you’ve created a wildlife garden so welcoming that wildlife feels quite at home.  Pat Sutton will present her NEW program as the featured speaker at the Wheaton Arts Eco Fair, held at Wheaton Village, 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ (just off Exit 26 on Rt. 55).    Doors will open at 1 pm and the program will begin at 1:30 pm.  Doug Tallamy and Heather Holm’s books will be available for sale.  If the groups can secure some of our “out of print” books, they too will be available for sale.  A NATURE WALK will follow the talk at 3:30 pm and explore the Wheaton Arts Cultural Center Nature Trail not far from the building.  Pat and other CU Maurice River naturalists will lead the walk.  When available, further details will be shared if registration is required.

May 13 (Monday) — BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY 

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the May 12-17, 2019, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

May 20 (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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

June 2019

June 24 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

July 2019

July 13 (Saturday) — TWO TOURS OF PAT SUTTON’S PRIVATE WILDLIFE GARDEN, 41 YEARS IN THE MAKING — FOR Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and its Tributaries, Inc. (CU Maurice River) — 9:30 a.m. to Noon (Morning Tour) & 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. (Afternoon Tour)

Sign up for the tour that best fits your schedule and join Pat Sutton for a tour of her 41-year-old wildlife garden in Goshen (Cape May Co.), NJ, and opportunity to study and identify pollinators with Pat.  This garden showcases many different ways a habitat can offer the basics: food, cover, and water.  This ½ acre property includes two wildlife ponds, a pocket meadow, extensive shade gardens, wildlife corridors, shrub islands, a woodland of native plants (saved from a jungle of Multiflora Rose in 2009), an extensive pollinator garden (full of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees), native nectar plants galore, an extensive array of native host plants, feeding stations, many and different water features, as well as many fun garden features and design ideas.  This totally educational experience will benefit and dazzle long-time gardeners and new-to-wildlife-gardening participants alike.  LIMIT/tour: 20. COST/tour: $25.   Contact CU Maurice River at the office (856) 300-5331 to register and pay for this garden tour.

July 29 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

August 2019

August 19 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

September 2019

September 16 (Monday) BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY 

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the September 15-20, 2019, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

September 16 (Monday) — HAWKS IN FLIGHT 

Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the September 15-20, 2019, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

September 30 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

October 2019

October 21 (Monday) BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the October 20-25, 2019, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

October 21 (Monday) — HAWKS IN FLIGHT

Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the October 20-25, 2019, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

October 28 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.

November 2019

November 25 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   TOPIC TBA

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 Storytime Room.  FREE.  To learn more, go to the Cape May County Library’s Calendar.