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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

Upcoming events (4+)

Bird Quest Training - Birding Basics

Alcyon Lake Park

Learn the basics of good birding and the tools of the trade. Discover the world of birding from bird guides to binoculars, birding etiquette to bird song and of course bird identification. Any level of interest is welcome. Questions are encouraged. A walk around the park will let you use your newfound —or refreshed — skills.

To learn more about the main Bird Quest event on May 6th, see here.

Directions: From Rt 55 Exit 53A (or Exit 53 if coming from the south) take Rt 553 (Woodbury-Glassboro Road) south for about 1.5 miles to Holly Avenue. Turn right (west) on Holly Avenue. continue for 1.2 miles to the park entrance, which is on the left. There is a small sign. Drive past sports fields; meet at the pavilion.

Leaders: Rich Dilks and Karen Kravchuck

Bird Quest Training - WIN/Wheelabrator Refuge

Wheelabrator Refuge

At the intersection of the Delaware River and Big Timber Creek, the wide-open space behind the WIN plant is great habitat for swamp, meadow, and river birds. 200 species have been recorded at the site. Trails and old roads make access easy.

To learn more about the main Bird Quest event on May 6th, see here.

Directions: Access from Rt 130 (Crown Point Rd.) opposite Hazel Ave in Westville, just south of Big Timber Creek. Turn right into a small parking lot just before the plant's entrance gate. Meet at the pavilion in the parking lot.

Leaders: Marilyn Henry & Lloyd Shaw

Bird Quest Training - Tall Pines State Preserve

Tall Pines State Preserve

Gloucester County’s only state park, this former golf course has ponds, marsh and wetlands, and patches of eastern hardwood forest. At least 158 species of birds, including the Bald Eagle and eleven species of warblers, have been identified here.

To learn more about the main Bird Quest event on May 6th, see here.

Leaders: Rich Dilks and Erik Mollenhauer

Directions: From Rt. 553 (Woodbury-Glassboro Rd) turn west onto Bark Bridge Rd. Park in the lot on the left. Please do not park at Hutchinson Cabinets.

Bird Quest Training - Fasola Park

Fasola Park

Part of the Deptford Township park system, wooded areas and open areas make space for quite a few species in this more suburban park landscape. Look for possible woodpeckers, bluebird, turkey, kinglet, several sparrow flavors, phoebe, and Eastern wood pee wee. Raptors including Coopers, Red-shouldered and sharp shinned hawks, merlin, and black vultures might be seen. The paved paths make it an easy walk.

To learn more about the main Bird Quest event on May 6th, see here.

Directions: From Delsea Drive, turn east onto Sycamore Lane. At the circle, take the 2nd exit and park in the 1st parking lot on the right.

Leaders: Jayne Rhynard and Karen Kravchuck

Past events (333)

Monthly Program: "World Class Museum Coming to Mantua Township"

Holy Nativity Lutheran Church