Friday, May 15, 2015

Garden Fair and Bird Walks This Weekend

In the event-rich world of Princeton, I'll mention two coming up this weekend.

Riverside School Garden Fair: This is a great event for adults and kids. See flyer below. I'll have a table with some native plants for sale and info about our new nonprofit, Friends of Herrontown Woods (, or facebook page here).

Birdwalk at Princeton Institute Woods: Washington Crossing Audubon leads field trips all spring. This Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17 at 8am, you can join the walk at the entrance to Rogers Refuge. Scroll down at this link, and also see below, for more info.

The Audubon-sponsored walk this weekend will start at Rogers Refuge, which is American Water-owned land between Institute Woods and the stream that feeds Carnegie Lake, better known as Stony Brook. Here is the view from one of two observation towers built by the Friends of Rogers Refuge. The wetland, maintained by the Friends, municipal staff and the American Water company, complements the deep forest of Institute Woods and has long been a birding mecca. Years back, I wrote an ecological assessment and stewardship plan for Rogers Refuge with a grant from Washington Crossing Audubon.

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