New Jersey Audubon is hosting public programs for all ages at
Hawk Rise Sanctuary.
To register for a program please contact:
Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
New Phone: 908.396.7409
Saturday, November 19
10:30 A.M. to noonHave you ever seen a wild turkey? Ben Franklin wanted it to be our national bird! Explore the woods and find out why turkeys are becoming more common in our neighborhoods. Learn about what they eat, how they nest and what sounds they make. Try your luck with a turkey “caller” and bring home a turkey decoration for your Thanksgiving table. This program is for children ages 5 and up with their families.Location: Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Range Road, LindenCost: FREE
Owl Moon Winter Walk
Saturday, January 21
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.As the sun goes down on a winter’s eve join us at Hawk Rise for a winter walk at dusk. We’ll see whooo we can find and look for footprints in the snow (hopefully!). End the hike with a reading of “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen while drinking hot chocolate and looking at the moon with binoculars. This program is for children ages 5 and up with their families.Location: Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Range Road, LindenCost: FREE
Hawk Rise Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 18
10:30 a.m. to NoonThis is the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) an annual, national citizen-science event sponsored by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society. Learn how to identify common suburban birds and then take a hike to see who is staying at Hawk Rise. After we get some practice we will officially participate in the GBBC and log our data! This program is intended for birders of all ages and ability; loaner binoculars will be available. Dress warmly and be prepared to walk in snow or mud. Location: Hawk Rise Sanctuary, Range Road, Linden, NJ Cost: FREE
Check back soon for more exciting programs or go to
and look for Hawk Rise events on the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary Calendar.