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:        

   
Horseshoe Crabs Trying to Survive in a Modern World   
Thursday, May 26 from 7-8 p.m.   
Horseshoe crabs are vital to the ecology of local tidal waters in Monmouth County. Every year, during the full and new moons of late May and early June, many horseshoe crabs crawl up onto beaches to spawn and create the next generation, as they have for at least 350 million years. But today there are many threats to the survival of these ancient seafarers. Join us as we discover why the population of horseshoe crabs is declining and what people are doing to protect the crab through research, and what you can do to help.