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Morris County Parks programs: Birds, animal tracks, creepy crawlies

Both In-Person and Virtual Programs

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, parents and youngsters will all find something to pique their interest at Morris County Parks. Peruse all special events at Morris County Parks, or visit the calendar to search by date. Many parks host walks with youngsters. check the calendar.

Here are a few highlights:

Virtual Wild Animal Experts: Tricky Tracks

 Winter is a great time to learn who has been out & about in nature. Learn to identify some common tracks that are routinely seen this time of year.
  • All ages
  • Use the link you receive upon registration to log in anytime on Feb. 20 – 21.
  • Free
  • Click here to register. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973-635-6629.

Virtual Home School Days: Water Habitat

Plants can live in different kinds of water habitats. Discover how some plants can survive under the water, how they photosynthesize, and how they interact with other water creatures. Pick up supplies at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Feb. 23 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Cost: $12, including materials fee
  • Click here to register. For more information, call 973-326-7601.

Virtual Creepy Crawlies

In this live virtual program, meet our resident creepy crawlies and learn what makes an insect an insect.  Can you conquer the insect true or false challenge?
  • Ages 4 & Up.
  • Tuesday, February 23, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 per household.
  • Click here to register. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973-635-6629.

Virtual Winter Birds

Winter Birds: Gather around the feeders to learn to identify our winter resident birds.  Learn the correct way to use binoculars, and find out how you can be part of ongoing citizen science projects that help to determine the health of bird populations.

  • Ages 6-12
  • Feb. 25 from
  • Cost: $10
  • Click here to register. For more information, 973-635-6629.

Virtual Top Ten Gardening Questions Answered and More! 

How do I prune my hydrangeas? How do I prune my clematis? Is it time to divide my peonies? These and other common garden questions will be answered by Ann Fahey, Superintendent of Horticulture Education.

  • Thursday, Feb. 25 from noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 per person.
  • Preregistration is required.
  • Click here to register. For more information, call 973-326-7601.

In-Person Family Swamp Stroll

Get outside with a peaceful nature walk at the Great Swamp, learning about the wildlife and plants along the way.

  • All ages
  • Friday, February 26, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Location: Great Swamp Environmental Education Center, 247 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, 07928.
  • Cost: $5 per person, age 3 & up. FREE per child under age 3.
  • Click here to register. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973-635-6629.

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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