NJ Audubon: Lord Stirling Park Field Trip

NJ Audubon: Lord Stirling Park Field Trip
Walk led by Dave Oster, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist

Lord Stirling Park, located in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, is a 900-acre gem nestled along the western edge of the Great Swamp.  The park offers an excellent trail system which winds through a variety of habitat including wetland, meadow, pond and forest.  This trip is designed as a late afternoon to evening "ramble," in which we'll enjoy the park's nesting birds and seek out whatever else may crawl, splash, hiss or hoot!

Breeding birds at Lord Stirling include Wood Duck, Green Heron, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Bluebird, Field Sparrow and a variety of warblers and vireos.  Prothonotary Warbler has nested a number of times but is not present every year.  We will also keep an eye and ear out for the insects, amphibians, retiles and mammals that call Lord Stirling home.  As the near summer dusk approaches we will station ourselves on an observation platform overlooking the Great Swamp, watch for various ducks, herons and passerines heading in for the night, and enjoy the evening bird-song.

The trails at Lord Stirling are level but some may be damp to wet.  Insect repellant is recommended and a flashlight is optional.

When
Friday, June 15, 2018 (5:00pm to 8:30pm)

Where 
190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

To reach Lord Stirling Park take Route 287 south to exit 26A (North Maple Avenue).  Continue south on North Maple for 1.7 miles and bear left at a slight fork onto South Maple.  In about a mile turn left on Lord Stirling Road.  Continue another mile to the Somerset County Environmental Education Center on the left. We will meet at the right side of the parking area.

Cost & Registration
$15 members; $20 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by June 13, 2018. 
 

Contact Information
  1. SHWS
  2. 908-396-6386
  3. shws@njaudubon.org
Fri, June 15
5:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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NJ Audubon: Lord Stirling Park Field Trip
Walk led by Dave Oster, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist

Lord Stirling Park, located in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, is a 900-acre gem nestled along the western edge of the Great Swamp. The park offers an excellent trail system which winds through a variety of habitat including wetland, meadow, pond and forest. This trip is designed as a late ...

190 Lord Stirling Rd Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Parking Lot, Somerset County Environmental Center, Lord Stirling Park

190 Lord Stirling Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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