HAMILTON, NJ  --  Learn about Mercer County's local wildlife this winter at Hamilton's Tulpehaking Nature Center sure the free Winter Lecture Series for teens and adults. The first of the six-part program series was held on Sunday with additional ones planned for 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm December 14, January 5 and 18, February 2 and 8.   

The Tulpehaking Nature Center located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Lectures will explore bats, spiders, raptors and more as well as the common myths and misconceptions that surround some of these creatures. Other topics for the lectures include how to create backyard refuges for the wildlife in our area and where to find them. Wildlife experts from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands will be on site to present the lectures and answer any questions.  

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The nature center, under the operation of the Mercer County Park Commission, provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands.  Registration is required through Community Pass. For more information on this program, call (609) 888-3218.

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