Upcoming Events

2018

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

October 2018

October 15 (Monday)  — 7:00 p.m.   COMMON BACKYARD BIRDS ATTRACTED TO A WILDLIFE HABITAT — Create it and they will come 

Pat Sutton will share accounts of the many visitors that have been attracted to the South Jersey wildscape that she and her husband have nurtured for forty-one years (in Goshen, Cape May County).  They’ve tallied 212 species of birds and 78 species of butterflies in their tiny one-half-acre wildlife oasis.  Each season brings new entertainment, like the winter gathering of 109 White-throated Sparrows feeding on millet scattered on the ground or the summer gathering of 83 Leopard Frogs attracted to their two wildlife ponds.  Spring brings dazzling breeding-plumaged warblers feasting on caterpillars in the Sutton’s woodlot of native trees.  Dozens of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds entertain from mid-April until mid-September.   Sutton will share many “Backyard Habitat For Wildlife TIPS.”  Indeed, create a backyard habitat and question each practice as to whether or not it will help or harm wildlife, and birds and other wildlife will come and benefit.

Pat Sutton will present this program at the October meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, held at the Richard Stockton College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 (in Atlantic County).   The meeting (& program) will be held in Room F-207.  Park in Parking Lot #1, #2, or #3 and enter the Campus Center through its central front doors. Walk through and exit through central back doors (passing fireplace). Look on your right across walkway for F-wing outer staircase (marked with large F). Go to the second floor of that staircase and enter F-wing.  F-207 will be the third classroom on your right.

Click HERE for a MAP of the Stockton College Campus and HERE for DIRECTIONS to Richard Stockton College.

October 18 (Thursday) — 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.  MAURICE RIVER’S 30 YEAR AVIAN STUDY (Raptors & Waterfowl), by Clay Sutton

Clay Sutton will present this program for Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and its Tributaries, Inc. (CU Maurice River)  as part of their celebration of the Maurice River’s 25th Anniversary since being designated as a Wild & Scenic River.  The program will be held at Winfield’s Restaurant, 106 N. High Street, Millville, NJ.  Ticket Cost:  FREE for CU Maurice River members.  $25 for non-members.  Reservations Required: limited seating available.  Contact CU Maurice River at the office (856) 300-5331 to register and pay for this program or reserve your spot online by clicking here .  Winfield’s Restaurant has donated their meeting room for this presentation.  Beverages can be ordered during the presentation.  If you would like to dine before or after the presentation, please contact Winfield’s Restaurant at (856) 327-0909. To have enough time to eat before (or after) the program CU Maurice River suggests reserving your table for 5:00 p.m. or after 8:00 p.m.   Click here for a map to the restaurant.

October 20 (Saturday) — 9:00 a.m.    FALL ON THE RIVER – NATURE WALK WITH CLAY SUTTON

In the morning (9:00 am), join CU Maurice River for a bird walk led by Clay Sutton.   The group will carpool to various birding hotspots on the Maurice River, where Clay will expound on the findings from the 30 Year Raptor and Waterfowl Study.  Spaces are limited.  Contact CU Maurice River at the office (856) 300-5331 to RSVP or reserve your spot online by clicking here.)

October 22 (Monday) BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the October 21-26, 2018, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

October 22 (Monday) — HAWKS IN FLIGHT

Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the October 21-26, 2018, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

October 29 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Wildlife Gardening: How to Make MESSY Look Good (Maintenance Tips and Advice)

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 2018

November 13 (Tuesday) — 6:30 p.m. — Wildlife Gardening: How to Make MESSY Look Good (Maintenance Tips and Advice)

Pat Sutton will present this program to the Green Thumb Garden Club in Somers Point, NJ, at their November meeting.  They meet at the Somers Point Senior Center, 22 Ambler Road and Massachusetts Avenue, Somers Point, NJ.  Preregistration is required due to limited seating (on October 11th they had 20 spaces left).   To sign up, click on the garden club’s on-line registration page (HERE) or contact Rosemary Evans by e-mail at rosemaryevans@verizon.net or by cell at 609-214-6967.

November 26 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Plant Wars: How to Recognize and Deal With Invasive Nonnative Plant Species

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.

December 2018