Edison Wetlands Association to Host an Owl Prowl and Moth Night

August 25, 2014 at 5:00 AM

EDISON, NJ - The environmental nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) will host an Owl Call and Moth Night in the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area starting at their popular Triple C Ranch and Nature Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Renowned birder, Emile DeVito, leader of many owl tours in Central Jersey and Manager of Science and Stewardship at New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will guide the Owl Prowl through the Dismal Swamp trails giving the public the chance to hear and possibly see Great-Horned and Screech Owls in their natural habitat. Then Blaine Rothhauser, biologist, naturalist and photographer, leader of many moth nights in Central Jersey, will lure moths to the Triple C Ranch. This is an up close and personal opportunity to see a variety of moths, such as the Isabella Tiger Moth or the Pink-spotted hawkmoth.

Visitors can bring cameras, binoculars, flashlights, and should wear boots or shoes that may get wet or dirty. Please check Edison Wetlands Association or Dismal Swamp Conservation Area for updates on the event or cancellation due to inclement weather. There is a $5 suggested donation per person.

Sign Up for E-News

The 1,450-acre Dismal Swamp Conservation Area is located in South Plainfield, Edison and Metuchen, and is home to an estimated 165 species of birds, 20 mammals, and 20 amphibians and reptile species including at least a dozen threatened and endangered species. EWA is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment in Central New Jersey.

This event is open to anyone who enjoys the outdoors and is a great opportunity to hear owls and see moths on a guided tour of the 1,250-acre natural oasis known as "The Diz." The event will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 5, 2014. Please meet at the farm located at 206 Tyler Road in Edison at 6:30 PM for check-in.

Visitors must RSVP, as space is limited. Please call our offices at 732-321-1300 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and total persons in your party.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Police Blotter

November 13, 2016

Click here and scroll down for the latest updates and alerts from Edison Police.

<!-- end post --><!--Center Content Area Ends-->

Upcoming Events


Thu, December 8, 6:00 PM

South Plainfield

Holiday Vendor Night and Bake Sale


Fri, December 9, 6:30 PM

Drake House, Plainfield

Drake House Tree Lighting

Arts & Entertainment

Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 22, 2016

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use of natural resources including ...

South Brunswick: Route 130 Crash Critically Injures Motorcyclist

December 2, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A crash on Route 130 Friday morning critically injured a motorcyclist, police said.

According to police, a 20-year-old Middlesex County man was heading north on Route 130 at 6:02 a.m. Friday morning when his 2003 Buell motorcycle hit a 2005 Nissan Xtera that was turning from Route 130 southbound and onto Stults Road.

South Brunswick EMS took the motorcycle driver ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Again Mon. Dec 5

December 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

Mother Seton High School Honors Veterans

December 3, 2016

The Parents’ Guild of Mother Seton High School is dedicated to pairing all their activities with a community outreach embedding the school’s mission statement of personal growth and service to others nurturing a richly, diverse community.  The annual Pocket Book Bingo, a very successful fundraiser, added a request for participants and students to literally thank New Jersey ...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2016)

Self doubt can be paralyzing. More importantly, the source of self doubt can be even more disturbing and debilitating. In the case of travel writer, Lo Blacklock, a violent home invasion right before the biggest opportunity of her career, leaves her physically and emotionally battered. On edge and sleep deprived, Lo has a destructive ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

‘Daddy Long Legs’ Delights at George Street Playhouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If you love a love story, the enchanting musical “Daddy Long Legs” will speak to your heart.

Yes, there are plenty of clichés when it comes to love, but this musical has a freshness and intimacy that are hard to beat. With music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird, the play is based on Jean Webster’s novel.

All the songs are ...