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Somerset County Environmental Education Center Events
January 15,22,29, 2021 - Virtual Birding Seminar: Year in Review 7-8
EEC Naturalist focuses on tales of most memorable birding moments from 2020.
Each season highlights several key species, how to bird the EEC and what to look for throughout the year. Fee: $20/household/session
February 2,9,16,23, 2021 - Virtual Birding Seminar: Backyard Birds& Building Your Birding Skills 7-8
For birders of all levels. Learn some of the most common backyard bird species, and tips and techniques to improve birding ability. Fee: $20/household for 4 sessions.
March 5,12,19,26, 2021 - Virtual Birding Seminar: Birding by Ear 7-8
Learn basics of bird sounds, how birds make sound, examples of songs in our area, and helping identify the bird you keep hearing in the backyard. Fee: $20/household for all four sessions.
April 1,8,15,22,29, 2021 - Virtual Birding Identification Workshop: Spring Warblers 7-8
Program looks at warblers, the northeastern US’ most iconic group of birds. Around 30 warbler species pass through NJ in Spring. Participants learn field markings, behavior, and identification tips for each species. Fee: $25/household for all
five sessions.
Somerset County Park Commission

Garden Conservancy Events
Fall 2020 Literary Series: Biweekly Webinars
The Garden Conservancy
PO Box 608, Garrison, NY 10524

Lord Stirling Stable Events
Saturdays - Weekly Dog Walks 10:30
The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and Somerset County Park Commission are pleased to announce that weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails begin July 11. Check-in time: 9am. Guided trail walk commences promptly at 9:30 and last for approximately one hour. All pets must be leashed and kept under control at all times. These sanctioned Dog Walks offer participants opportunity to explore the beautiful equestrian trails of Lord Stirling Stable on foot. Masks must be worn prior to start of the walk but are optional on the trails once the walk begins. Social distancing must be maintained. The traditional fee of $3/dog will be waived at this time and donations are welcome.
Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge
Info: Barbara at 908-448-8348,
Directions: 908-722-1200, ext. 5010

American Society of Landscape Architetcs - New Jersey Events
January 31, 2021 thru February 2 - NJASLA 2021 SAnnual Conference
Virtual meeting. Save 60% now. Keynote Spotlight: GISELLE SEBAG speaks on
"Parks are Essential Service – Lessons Designin for Health through COVID-19 Pandemic. Focus: linkage between outdoor exercise and exposure to nature with physical and mental health benefits. Prescott Reavis Noma showcases projects that integrate young people in planning and design process; Emma Yates identifies benefits of compost-amended soils, how to specify them and how to interpret a compost technical data sheet! See website for registration.
Support Watershed Nature Camp and Watershed Academy
Campers and teens experience the outdoors with hands-on investigations and explorations each day. Young people who attend these programs deepen their connection with the natural world and foster a desire to protect it. We offer scholarships to children and teens to attend our weekly summer camps and academies who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the tuition.
On Demand - Webinar: Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Tree Species of the Eastern US
Learn about potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of eastern US. Changes in suitable habitat, capacity to cope with changing climate, and potential for infilling or migration by 2021 for tree species discussed.
New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
414 River View Plaza

Friends of Frelinguysen Arboretum Events
Programs are virtual; fees are modified and not as printed in current issue of Arboretum Leaves. Check website before mailing check. Buildings closed. Porta-johns available. Social distancing. Masks.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Mon - Fri, Noon to dusk.
March 6 - Annual Community Garden Conference 9
Zoom Meeting. Topics relevant to community gardeners, garden managers, and those trying to establish a new community garden. Some sessions recorded prior to the conference so you will be able to watch at your leisure. Some will be live with a Q&A in real time. Topics include: Keynote Speaker Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Company; Ask the Experts with County Agent/Rutgers Vegetable Expert Peter Nitzsche and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers Vegetable IPM Expert on Understanding Disease Management; Food Safety in Community Gardens by County Agent Meredith Melendez; Seed Starting by Rutgers Master Gardener Grace Tshanakas; The Pest Patrol: Discovering Pests and Diseases by Rutgers Master Gardener Community Garden IPM Team; The Coordinator's Round Table moderated by Ned Gardner, Co-manager of the Ted Largman Community Garden; Vegetable Garden Planning for Community Gardens by Rutgers Master Gardener Brian Monaghan. Program eligible for 5.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.Register online.
Willowwood Arboretum: Mon - Fri 10-3.
Bamboo Brook Arboretum: Mon - Fri 10-3.
Post Office Box 2267
Morristown, NJ 07962
Lisa Bencivengo:
Margery Ennist:

Greater Newark Conservancy Events
Greater Newark Conservancy
32 Prince Street
973 - 642-4646,

New Jersey Botanical Garden Events
New Jersey Botanical Garden
Morris Road
Ringwood, 973-962-9534

Leonard J Buck Garden Events
Gardens open. Leonard J Buck Garden hours: Monday-Friday 10-4. Colonial Park Gardens Arboretum: dawn to dusk, Rose Garden open 8-dusk. Visitor Centers, Horticulture Dept. offices and all restrooms are closed.
Leonard J. Buck Garden
Layton Road
Far Hills
908 722-1200 ext. 5011

Van Vleck Gardens Events 2021
January 17 - Animals in Winter - Live Animal Zoom 4 to 5
Zoom Program. Exotic animal rescue group, Eyes of the Wild, will have live animals and interesting stories. How do they behave in cold winter months in NJ and other parts of the world? Animal experts will answer this question and others you may have. For children ages 4 and up, but all ages welcome. Registration deadline: January 16
January 26 - Outdoor Adventures Family Program: Cold Weather Critters 1-3:30
Bundle up and come to learn about our hardy "neighbors" who are out and about in the snowy weather. Our self-guided activity kits will show what to look for while you explore outside and learn about these cool critters. For ages 4 and up; all are welcome. Registration deadline: January 24.
January 14 - Beautiful Edibles Virtual Class 1-2
Whether incorporating edible elements into an existing landscape or creating a space dedicated to food production, these plants offer an exciting palette for the adventurous gardener. Explore the role of edibles in the landscape. Registration deadline: January 12.
January 21 - Winter Garden Virtual Tour 1-2
Online. Resident horticultural expert, Van Vleck Garden Manager Laura Roberts shows review of our beautiful garden and get some ideas about how to enhance your own. Registration deadline: January 19
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Mansion in May
Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center

Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum Events
Temporarily closed.
Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue

Morven Museum and Garden Events
Gardens open.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Gardeners of Somerset Valley Events
Gardeners of Somerset Valley
North Branch Reformed Church
181 Carol Jean Way
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Info::(908) 722-4759 Cell: Fred (908) 797-5711 Jane (908) 872-8865

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