Nature Lecture Series

 

Nature Lecture Series  

Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in or near the waters and wetlands of Monmouth County. Presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire appreciation for the local natural world. Open to adults. FREE! 

Here's what's planned:             

Snowy Owls of Monmouth County
Thursday, December 15 from 7-8 p.m.    
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth
Tis’ the season to spot a snowy owl. Wing yourself over to this free slide presentation about snowy owls. Find out where they come from, where they go, what they eat, and why they are so mysterious. Information will also be discussed about populations of snowy owls seen in the Northeast.

All About Brook Trout – The State Fish of New Jersey!   
Friday, January 20 from 7-8 p.m.   
This is the only trout species that is truly native to the state. Find out more about one of the most beautiful freshwater fish to be found in cool water streams and creeks. They have lived in the area since the end of the Ice Age, but few people know they even exist. Now these fish are dealing with many issues to their survival including warming waters and loss of habitat. Join a Park System Naturalist as we explore everything there is to know about brook trout or brookies.    
     
The Real Story of Captain Kidd and His Treasure!     
Thursday, February 16 from 7-8 p.m.    
Do you know the legend of Captain Kidd? The notorious Captain Kidd pirate was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along the Jersey Shore, among other buried treasures. Yet, few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale than just his treasure. Join us as we explore the legends and lore of Captain Kidd, his crew and his famous buried treasure.