Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2015

A Naturalist’s Diary, Lecture at Trailside, May 6

Spring in the Watchung Reservation is the perfect time to search for all of nature’s treasures; like this raccoon napping in a tree cavity.  Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to join Pete Bacinski, a former Audubon Naturalist, for a PowerPoint presentation A Naturalist’s Diary that

Spring in the Watchung Reservation is the perfect time to search for all of nature’s treasures; like this raccoon napping in a tree cavity. Adults, ages 18 and older, are invited to join Pete Bacinski, a former Audubon Naturalist, for a PowerPoint presentation A Naturalist’s Diary that

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce A Naturalist’s Diary, a lecture for adults 18 and older at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Wednesday, May 6 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Former Audubon Naturalist Pete Bacinski offers a program complete with the natural history facts and questions people never think to ask, as well as images of Mother Nature’s oddities.  This PowerPoint presentation will touch on birds, wildflowers, ferns, mammals, reptiles and amphibians as well as many unusual natural history events.   The lecture is free but donations are welcomed.     

“Spring in the Watchung Reservation is the perfect time to look for hidden treasures in the scenic 2060-acre Watchung Reservation.  Pete Bacinki’s lecture is sure to sharpen your focus on the natural world around you,” says Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.

A Naturalist’s Diary lecture is a good prelude to Nature Journaling offered at Trailside on Thursday, May 21 from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The Nature Journaling workshop will teach participants to keep a nature journal using skills including writing and sketching as they observe the natural world around them.  A small nature journal is included in the registration fee of $20 per person for Union County residents and $25 for out-of-county.   

For a complete description of A Naturalist’s Diary and/or Nature Journaling please call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside for a Spring At Trailside brochure and registration form.  Walk-ins are welcome.  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.

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