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WASHINGTON CROSSING AUDUBON SOCIETY PUBLIC EVENTS FOR May 2017

Washington Crossing Audubon Society announces events for May 2017:

Field Trips

· May 6, 2017 “Garret Mountain Reservation” a free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon Society
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 6 for a guided walk to observe spring songbird migrants at Garret Mountain Reservation, a Passaic County Park located just south of Paterson, NJ. We may also visit the adjacent Rifle Camp Park. Bring a lunch. Directions: Take I-287 to I-80. Go east to exit 56A (Squirrelwood Road). Go to the stop sign and turn right on Rifle Camp Road. Go up the hill about 0.5 miles to Mountain Ave., which comes in from the left. Turn left on Mountain Ave. (look for an army tank and the reservoir on the left) and go 0.3 miles to the entrance to Garret Mountain Reservation. Go right up the hill for a short distance to a large parking area. Contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 for additional information or the evening prior in case of inclement weather. See our website (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) and follow us on Facebook.

· May 7 & 20, 2017. “Princeton Institute Woods” free, public birding trips with Washington Crossing Audubon Society
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8 AM on either Sunday, May 7 or Saturday, May 20 for a free, guided walk to observe the spring migration of warblers and other songbirds at the Institute Woods near the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ. Directions: From Princeton take Alexander St. towards Rte. 1. At the bend before the canal turn right on West Dr. Go a short distance on West Dr. and park near the entrance to Rogers Refuge. Contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 for additional information or the evening prior in case of inclement weather. See our website (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) and follow us on Facebook.

· May 21, 2017. “Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain” a free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon Society
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8:00 AM on Sunday, May 2 for a free, guided birding trip at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, a Mercer County Park located north of the New Jersey Washington Crossing State Park. Directions: >From Pennington-Washington Crossing Rd. (Rte. 546) go past Washington Crossing State Park to the intersection with Rte. 29. Turn right and go two miles to Fiddler’s Creek Rd. Turn right and go 0.2 miles to a parking lot on the left. Contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 for additional information or the evening prior in case of inclement weather. See our website (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) and follow us on Facebook.

· May 27, 2017. “Negri-Nepote Native Grasslands Preserve” a free, public birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon Society
Join Washington Crossing Audubon Society at 8 AM on Saturday, May 28 for a free, guided birding trip at the Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve in Franklin Township, NJ. Directions: >From Rte. 206 at Woods Tavern take Rte. 514 East (Amwell Rd.). Turn left on Rte. 615 South (S. Middlebush Rd.). Turn left on Skillman’s Lane, to the Preserve entrance off the West side (between two 90 degree curves). Contact Brad Merritt at (609) 921-8964 for additional information or the evening prior in case of inclement weather. See our website (www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org) and follow us on Facebook.


Monthly Program

May 15, 2017 (8 PM). Washington Crossing Audubon Society Presents: “How Many Bird Species?” a presentation by Frank Gill.
Major changes in bird taxonomy are driven by the application of evolving species concepts and robust DNA-based phylogenies. The higher classification and sequences of major bird groups will require adjustments and the number of species recognized on major world lists will increase dramatically. Join Frank Gill, author of the text “Ornithology” and co-founder of eBird, for a look into 250 years of bird taxonomy and the revolution that is underway.
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The program will be held in Stainton Hall on the campus of the Pennington School, 112 W. Delaware Ave., Pennington, NJ. Refreshments are served at 7:30 PM and the talk will begin at 8 PM. The public is invited. Additional information can be found at www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org. Follow us on Facebook.


GENERAL INFORMATION ON WASHINGTON CROSSING AUDUBON SOCIETY
Washington Crossing Audubon Society is a local member chapter for central New Jersey of the National Audubon Society. We have approximately 1400 members, mostly from the five counties of central New Jersey. Our monthly lectures and frequent field trips are free and open to the public. More information about WCAS can be found at the Society’s web site: www.washingtoncrossingaudubon.org. Follow us on Facebook.