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Morris County Parks invites visitors for sunrise photography, ice cutting, swamp stroll

Check out Morris County Parks Commission’s Calendar of Events

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, parents and youngsters will all find something to pique their interest at Morris County Parks.

Here are a few highlights:

New Year’s Swamp Stroll

Saturday, Jan. 2, 10-11 a.m., Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham Township, Preregistration is required. Cost: $5 per person age 3 & up and free for children under age 3.

Celebrate the new year with a peaceful nature walk at the Great Swamp, learning about wildlife and plants along the way. For details, call 973-635-6629 and to register, click here.

Virtual Plant of the Month Club for Kids

Monday, Jan. 4, from 4 – 4:45 p.m., online, for ages 6 – 12. Preregistration is required.  Cost: $10 per child.

In January, learn all about plants that you can clone and plants that clone themselves. Plant of the Month Club introduces youngsters to virtually meet with other plant lovers, get their hands dirty, plant a new kind of interesting, creepy, unusual, or rare plant, and learn how to take care of it. For more information, 973-326-7601 and to register, click here.

Barnyard in Winter – Ice Cutting and Wood Sawing

Friday, January 15, 3 – 4 p.m., for all ages, Fosterfields Living History Farm, Morristown. Cost: $10 per person. Registration is required.

Join the staff at Fosterfields for this new, interactive program. This month come to the farm to participate in two very important winter activities: ice cutting and wood sawingCut the ice and put it on the sled for its journey to the icehouse, and saw wood to keep the woodstove burning. For more information, call 973-631-5022 and to register, click here.

Golden Hour Photography – A Chilly Winter’s Morning

Sunday, Jan. 17, two-hour program beginning around sunrise, for ages 18 and up. Fosterfields Living History Farm, Morristown. Cost: $20 per person.

See Fosterfields like never before.  The beauty of a chilly January morning is brought to life by the rays of the sun, glistening on frosted trees, buildings and fences.  We might even see some snow blanketing the farm.  Amateur and professional photographers are invited to this unique morning experience to photograph the beauty of the farm. For more information, call 973-631-5022 and to register, click here.

Winter Plants at the Kay Center

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Adults, Kay Environmental Center, Chester Twp. Cost: $15 per person.

Get some fresh air and learn the science of winter plant identification along the easy, scenic trails of the Kay Center. Call 973-631-5343 for more information and to register, click here.

To view all special events at Morris County Parks, visit the special events site or the calendar.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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