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Backyard Forestry in 90 Minutes

July 11 - Raptors of the Woods
August 8 - Lichens
September 12 - Cranberries or Fire (TBD)
October 10 - Big Trees
November - Cranberries or Fire (TBD)
December 12 - State Lands Management

Free Adult programs every second thursday of the month. to register visit


2019 Fall Forestry Festival
October 5, 2019





2019 Family Summer Series on Insect Life
Saturdays in July     10:00a – 11:30a
Kids 8 yrs plus and must be accompanied by an adult
Please call or email to register:   609-928-2360

JULY 13   What are “Beneficial Insects ?”.   Ocean County Master Gardener,  Phyliss Delassandro has the low-down on host plants and insects that rely on them.  This program is a perfect time to discuss and plan your very own pollinator garden. Includes outdoor time to explore the insect- action in FRECs garden.

JULY 20   The incredible   Insectropolis Museum of Toms River will set up their traveling show called, “Bugs on the Go”.   Bug handlers and educators will bring both live and preserved specimens from their phenomenal museum collection.  This is a great opportunity for a close- up look at these beautiful and complex creatures. 

JULY 27   “Celebrate National Moth Week 2019! “  We will have an evening to discover local Moths lead by local moth-er Ann-Marie Woods of    Large lighted screens will be set up outside to attract a variety of dazzling moth species.  Program begins at 8:30p and continues for 2 hours, as it “only gets better” !  The viewing area is grassy on the edge of woods so dress accordingly. 


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