Join Richard Brenner on a delightful day’s venture to see many ecological treasures of Southern New Jersey. The first stop is Atsion State Park where we’ll likely see the endangered Pine Barrens gentian, nodding ladies tresses and interesting carnivorous plants. We’ll pass through the Pine Barrens on our way to our next stop at a natural coastal sand dunes ecosystem on Brigantine Island. Finally. we’ll tour the largest remaining peat bog ocean shoreline in New Jersey, located between Peck’s Beach and Absecon Island. There we will observe thr animal/plant communities during the early fall bird migration period. Transportation, snacks and beverages are provided; bring a bag lunch. Wear comfortable walking shoes, ideally ones that can get wet on the bogs. Insect spray and tick repellant are advised. Feel free to bring binoculars for birding.
Pre-registration is required; $55 members, $65 non-members