On Saturday, February 1, from10:00 a.m. to Noon, have some pre-Ground-Hog-Day fun withGreat Swamp Watershed Association’s resident naturalist and Director of Education and Outreach Hazel England as she offers a guided tour of the Jockey Hollow Unit of Morristown National Historical Park (off Tempe Wick Road in Morristown, NJ). While participants will get a preview of what Punxsutawney Phil might or might not see on February 2, this installment of the Jockey Hollow Explorers hiking series also offers a rare opportunity to learn about the past and present ecology of one of New Jersey’s most important Revolutionary War sites.
There's no guarantee that you will see a ground hog, but lots of outdoor fun is assured! Keep your eyes peeled for animal tracks. Watch the sky for swooping, soaring birds of prey. Listen for the tunes and rhythms of the titmouse, the nuthatch, the junco, and other songbirds that make their homes in New Jersey all winter long.
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Participation is free; however, voluntary donations to the Great Swamp Watershed Association are sincerely appreciated. Donations can be made at time of registration. Participation is capped at 30 people, so advanced registration is strongly recommended. Register, get driving directions, or find additional event details online at GreatSwamp.org. To register by telephone, call (973) 538-3500 x22.
Families with children are encouraged to attend. Hikers will meet their guide outside the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center located at at approximately 600 Tempe Wick Road in Morristown, NJ.
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