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 of Monmouth County. The 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:       

Seals of the Jersey Shore    
Thursday, December 16 from 7-8 p.m.    
It’s seal season! Freezing water and cold winds keep many people away from the beach during the winter months. But not seals. There are more seals appearing on beaches than ever before. Find out why and discover the different species that call the Jersey shore home from November to April.
    
Chickadees of Monmouth County    
Thursday, January 20 from 7-8 p.m.    
Chickadees are cute, small, social birds that flock to bird feeders during winter. Even if you have never seen a chickadee, you have probably heard its common winter chick-a-dee-dee-dee call. Discover more about these adorable birds and learn how to identify and attract them to your bird feeders.
     
Brook Trout – The State Fish of New Jersey   
Thursday, February 17 from 7-8 p.m.    
This is the only trout species native to the state and is a popular fish among recreational fishermen. Brook trout are beautiful fish that have lived in New Jersey since the end of the Ice Age, but they’re now dealing with many issues including warming waters and loss of habitat. Discover more about the history and ecology of brook trout or brookies.