FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Learn about Weeds and Wildflowers on an Evening Walk at Trailside, May 22

spring beauty
Mountainside, NJ –
Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to investigate the beauty of the Watchung Reservation while learning all about weeds and wildflowers, like these spring beauties, on Thursday, May 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Park Naturalist and Master Gardener Ruth Yablonsky will discuss facts, folk lore and uses of some common flowers surrounding the Trailside Nature Center.  Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited.  The fee is $5 per person for Union County residents and $10 for non-county residents.  For additional information and space availability on this program or other upcoming workshops hosted by Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on line 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 outdoor program for adults, 18 years and older, at Trailside Nature & Science Center on Thursday evening,  May 22, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Spring is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the beauty of nature. Take an informative spring evening walk with park naturalist and Master Gardener Ruth Yablonsky. Learn to identify the early season “forbs” (non-woody plants) of the Watchung Reservation and discover their fascinating history, folk lore and uses.

“Enjoy the beautiful Watchung Reservation while learning some surprising things about the weeds we all tend to ignore,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada.

The fee for this lecture is $5 per person for Union County residents and $10 per person for participants from other counties. Pre-registration is preferred as space is limited. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event.

For additional information about this event or other upcoming programs and
special events at Trailside, 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.