FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2014
Public Contact: Trailside, 908-789-3670
Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Spring Warblers Will Be the Topic of Discussion at Trailside, May 17
MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to offer a special presentation about “Spring Warblers” on Saturday, May 17 at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
“This is the perfect time to be outdoors observing the new life that spring brings,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “The lecture on Spring Warblers will prepare you to identify these avian visitors.”
Adults, ages 18 and older are welcome to join Audubon naturalist Peter Bacinski for a lecture that will heighten awareness of a species that enhances the New Jersey landscape throughout the spring season. This program is sponsored by the Trailside Museum Association, an organization of volunteers who support the activities of Trailside Nature and Science Center.
“Spring Warblers” will offer participants an opportunity to sharpen their skills at identifying America’s most beautiful songsters in their finest breeding attire. Mr. Bacinski will cover the 35 species of eastern resident and migrant warblers. Images will illustrate diagnostic field marks to help separate members of this difficult group in the field.
Peter Bacinski has been a New Jersey Audubon Society naturalist since 1993 and a Field Trip/Nature Tour leader and lecturer for New Jersey Audubon for many years. He writes a weekly column in The Star-Ledger, “Seen in New Jersey,” and also has been published in Wildbird Magazine, NJ Audubon and Illinois Audubon magazines.
The fee for “Spring Warblers” is $10 for Union County residents and $12 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits. For information on this or other Adult Programs or for upcoming programs and events at Trailside call 908-789-3670 or visit 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.