FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Learn to Identify Trees and Animal Tracks on a Winter Walk at Trailside,
March 10

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Adult Program Series continues at Trailside Nature & Science Center with a lecture and woodland walk on Saturday, March 10, that will help participants identify five animal tracks and five trees. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal are pleased to offer this educational program for adults and encourage them to enjoy the beautiful Watchung Reservation.

“Trailside Nature & Science Center offers a variety of programs and classes for children and families but also has interesting programs for adults as well; programs and lectures that encourage us to learn about wildlife and our environment,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “This program will introduce adults to the winter landscape so they can better enjoy the beauty of the 2,000-acre Watchung Reservation, a natural gem right in our own backyard.”

The “Identifying Five Tracks and Five Trees” program, for adults 18 and older, runs from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. The fee is $8 for Union County residents and $10 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits.

A Trailside naturalist will lead the participants and give them the clues they need to identify five tracks and five trees. This is a great opportunity to enhance your appreciation of a seasonal walk in the woods; awaken your senses to the natural surroundings and learn how to identify animal tracks and trees in winter.

For information on the Identifying Five Tracks and Five Trees program, or any other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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