Upcoming Events

2018

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

June 2018

June 16 (Saturday) — TOURS OF CHRIS & ARNOLD CLEMENSON’S PRIVATE WILDLIFE GARDENS

Pat Sutton will lead 3 tours of Chris & Arnold Clemenson’s beautiful private wildlife gardens during Clemenson Farms Native Nursery‘s June 16 Retail Sale Day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).  These gardens showcase many, many lovely and beneficial native plants.  Tour details TBA.

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

July 2018

July 30 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  HOW TO SPOT BUTTERFLIES

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 2018

August 20 (Monday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  How to Create a Pollinator Garden for Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Moths, Bees, and More 

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 21 (Tuesday) — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES: NATURAL HISTORY, FINDING, & ID

Pat Sutton, coauthor of How to Spot Butterflies, will teach this workshop for NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory as part of their Cape May School of Birding.  Learn about butterfly life cycles, their relationships to the plant world, odd behaviors, survival in a world filled with hungry predators, the spectacular migration of some species and the restricted range of others, and tips for easy identification.  There will be an indoor illustrated presentation on butterfly biology, resources, and ID, but most of the day will be spent in the field.  Pollinator gardening principals will be seen in action as the group visits private wildlife gardens (including Sutton’s) and natural areas near Cape May Court House and Goshen.  Cape May County hosts 107 species of butterflies.  If it is a good year for Monarchs, they may be plentiful.  Preregistration required.  Cost: $90 members, $120 nonmembers.  Call 609-400-3864 or email cmboregistrar@njaudubon.org for more information or to register.  You can also register on line HERE.

August 25 (Saturday) — TWO TOURS OF PAT SUTTON’S PRIVATE WILDLIFE GARDEN, 40 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 40-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: $20 (CU member), $30 (nonmember).   Contact CU Maurice River at the office (856) 300-5331 to register and pay for this garden tour or reserve your spot online by clicking here .

September 2018

September 8 (Saturday) — 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY 

Pat  Sutton will present this program at Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202.  For more information call 609-967-7155.

September 13 (Thursday) — 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.   BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY 

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program at the joint meeting of the Southern Ocean Birding Group and Atlantic Audubon Society.  The program will be held at the Jacques Cousteau Coastal Education Center, 130 Great Bay Boulevard, Tuckerton, NJ (Ocean County).  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for social time; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

September 17 (Monday) BIRDS AND BIRDING AT CAPE MAY 

Pat and Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the September 16-21, 2018, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

September 17 (Monday) — HAWKS IN FLIGHT 

Clay Sutton will present this program as part of the September 16-21, 2018, Birding Cape May Road Scholar program (formerly Elderhostel), led by Mark Garland.  Registration required.

September 18 (Tuesday) — 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.   Birds and Birding at Cape May

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 2018

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 Rd, Somers Point, NJ.  Preregistration will be required due to limited seating (when those details become available they will be shared here).

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