FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 26, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670 Ext. 7911
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Beginning Bird-Watching Offered at Trailside, March 13

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Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to join a Trailside Park Naturalist to explore the engaging hobby of bird watching on Tuesday, March 13, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in a workshop entitled “Beginning Bird Watching.” Trailside’s new state-of-the-art exhibits, like the common yellowthroat pictured above, will help participants identify behaviors and features of birds of the Watchung Reservation. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  The fee for this workshop is $10 per person for Union County residents and $15 for out-of-county participants.  For a complete list of adult workshops at Trailside or upcoming spring and summer events, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer an instructional program on beginning bird watching for adults, ages 18 and older, on Tuesday,  March 13, from  7:00 - 8:15 p.m. at the  Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.

“Get ready for spring and the joys of bird watching,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. “This program is an ideal way for adults who love nature to get some tips on how to identify birds.”

Trailside Park Naturalist Joe Filo will offer strategies for identifying these lively avian neighbors as well as suggestions on how to choose the right binoculars for you. Learn the songs and calls of common birds of the Watchung Reservation, including goldfinches, cardinals, robins, tufted titmice and mourning doves. Participants will learn from Trailside’s new state-of-the-art bird exhibits to identify color patterns, behaviors and habitats of local birds.

Pre-registration is required. The fee for this program is $10 per person for Union County residents and $15 for out-of-county participants. Doors will open 15 minutes before the program.

For additional information on this class or for information about upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on our website at www.ucnj.org/trailside.

Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.