Programs & Events
The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes that affordable family-friendly events bring people together to explore common interests and share different traditions and views…and within the parks, it all happens in a beautiful natural and historic environment!
Programs are being listed monthly. View a full listing of October's programs in the guide below.
VIRTUAL NATURE PROGRAMS
The following presentations are applicable to the current season and offered as a part of our regular nature program schedule. For a full list of all the virtual nature programs, please see our archived listing.
Geology Tour of Main Street, Mount Holly
Experience a virtual guided geology tour of the historic buildings found along Main Street in Mount Holly! Presented by Pierre Lacombe, retired USGS geologist. Pierre will discuss the local rock used to construct the Historic Prison Museum and other early buildings of Mount Holly, as well as the bricks and other local building materials. Learn why there is a Mount in Mount Holly and lots of other interesting geologic facts pertaining to this area.
Presented by Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava. In this new presentation, learn about some of the invasive species of insects that have made their way to NJ, how to recognize them, how they got here, and what we can do to help diminish their spread. Spotted lanternfly, emerald ash borer, Japanese beetle, Hemlock wooly adelgid, gypsy moth, and brown marmorated stink bug will be highlighted. After viewing the video on your own time, join us live on Zoom for Questions and Answers sessions on September 30 at 2:30pm or October 8 at 7:30pm. Register online for the sessions. Registrants will receive an emailed Zoom link prior to the Q&A session.
The Wonders of Wetlands
Why are wetlands so important? What makes an area a wetland? Are all wetlands the same? Learn the answers to these questions and more through a video featuring Naturalist Kate talking about the wetland habitats within the Burlington County Parks System.
Species Spotlight Series
In this video series, you will learn about various species that call Burlington County Parks home! Naturalist Kate will highlight a local species every two weeks to help better understand their behaviors, natural history, and significance in the surrounding environment.
Oct 21: Great Blue Herons
Oct 7: Goldenrods
Sept 23: Red-winged Blackbirds
Sept 9: Painted Turtles
Birds of Prey
Discover the hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and owls that reside in Burlington County in this online photographic presentation. Learn about raptor adaptations, behaviors, migration patterns and conservation efforts to bring endangered species back from the brink of extinction. Presented by Burlington County Park Naturalist Jen Bulava.
Crafting with Nature
Crafting with natural objects is a great way to learn about wildlife and appreciate its beauty. Naturalist Kate Forte's craft tutorial uses resources right from nature! Create a unique craft that can be done with objects found right in your backyard. Check out the craft tutorial here!