The Gloucester County Nature Club (GCNC) was established in 1949, by a small group of Gloucester County, NJ residents with a common interest in the natural world. The Nature Club is a local nonprofit organization with no paid staff which strives to promote sound conservation practices and to educate others in the community about nature and the environment. The Nature Club provides monthly programs, field trips, and newsletters from September through June and special field trips in the summer months. In addition, the Nature Club holds special events throughout the year. Website: www.gcnatureclub.org
This park is a great one for summer hikes since its tall trees provide lots of shade. We'll explore what is in, on, under and around the creek as we walk in the water. We'll look for fish, frogs, turtles, mussels, animal prints, flowers, birds and more. Wear appropriate water shoes or old sneakers to walk IN the water, shoes that offer some protection are best (not flip flops). The walk to the stream is a bit longer than some of our past stream walks, but it’s a beautiful spot. We will get wet!! You may want to bring insect repellent. All ages are welcome!
Trip leaders: Maria Keefe and Paula Hayes (cell phone:[masked]; email: [masked])
Directions: From Rt 322 take Lambs Rd (635) to Pitman-Barnsboro Rd (553 Alt). Turn left onto Rt 553A. Watch for Ceres Park sign on your left after crossing over Rt 55. We’ll meet in the gravel parking lot.