Free Winter Nature Programs Coming

by Press Release-Burlington County | Dec 20, 2007
Free Winter Nature Programs Coming Burlington County invites residents to kick off the New Year by signing up for four free winter nature programs in January and February. Sponsored by the Burlington County Freeholders and Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, the programs will be presented by Naturalist Jen Bulava.

In January, residents will be able to chill out then warm up with a two-part indoor/ outdoor nature program entitled “Winter Wonderland.” “Winter Wonderland Part 1” on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, will show what happens to animals during the winter months and the special adaptations local wildlife and plants have to survive. Insects, birds, reptiles, mammals and trees will be among the topics discussed during this indoor PowerPoint presentation. Registration is required.

“Winter Wonderland Part 2” on Saturday Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon at Smith’s Woods, Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton, will give participants an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the field. Those who were unable to attend Part 1 are also welcome. Weather permitting, participants will explore part of a Smith’s Woods’ trail for signs of winter adaptations. The program will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. Registration is recommended, but not required. Participants should bring binoculars and meet at the Smith’s Woods area parking lot off E. Railroad Ave.

In February, residents can learn about nature photography then enjoy a slide presentation on Burlington County’s natural areas.

A “Digital Photography Workshop for Beginners” will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Mansfield, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road (exit 52A off I-295). This indoor workshop is geared for residents whose knowledge of photography is limited, as well as for those who just want to learn to take better pictures. The basic concepts of composition and techniques of digital photography, with a slant toward nature photography, will be discussed. Registration is required.

A presentation on “Burlington County’s Natural Areas” has been set for Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. inside the Smithville Mansion, Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton. This photographic slide presentation will focus on the preserved open spaces in Burlington County, including some that remain largely unknown. Learn about where these natural treasures are located, what they offer, the best times to visit and the types of plants and animals that can be found there. Registration is required.

For more information, or to register for a program, call the Burlington County Division of Cultural Affairs and Tourism at (609) 265-5068.

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