Upcoming “Sundays in the Parks” Events

Posted on February 16, 2017

“Early Birds: Birding with Brad Merritt”  March 5

Winter is almost over.  How have our feathered friends fared?  Accompany Rocky Hill resident Brad Merritt on this walk through Skillman Park to see how hardy our local population really is.  Brad is an authority on local birds who has organized and lead field trips for the Washington Crossing Audubon Society for many years. He is enthusiastic about sharing his experience and knowledge.  Bring binoculars and wear appropriate  boots and outerwear.  Trails may be muddy.

A free 1st Sunday in the Park event sponsored by Montgomery Friends of Open Space (MontgomeryFriends.org).

Directions:  Meet us at Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m. at Skillman Park, Parking Lot C

 

“Stream Stories” April 2

Can water tell a story?  Water hosts a wide range of life and gives us an environment “report card.”   Enjoy a first-hand opportunity to practice collecting water organisms, see what they look like and hear what water organisms tell us about the quality of a stream.  Anna Marshall, AmeriCorps NJ Ambassador, also talks about the importance of biological stream assessments and  AmeriCorps’ work with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

As an AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador at the Watershed, Anna performs stream assessments on the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed.  She has extensive knowledge of our local streams and rivers, the life they hold, and how human activity affects them.

Free to the public.

We meet April 2  2:00 pm  at Montgomery Park, the lower parking lot, on Harlingen Road.  Dress warmly, wear sturdy footwear and/or rain boots, and be ready to explore the beauty of Pike Run!

Source: Montgomery Friends of Open Space