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
Birding & Nature Hikes
Hawk Rise Migration MadnessLed by Scott Barnes, Director – All Things BirdsThursday, April 21
9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.We will search for spring migrants in the maple-oak forest and spend some time looking at the freshwater and salt marsh habitats for a variety of birds.Cost: FreeHawk Rise Songbird SearchLed by Scott Barnes, Director – All Things BirdsThursday, May 5
9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.Search for thrushes, vireos and warblers in this urban oasis of Maples, Oaks and Sweet Gum. We will also go to the Rahway River overlook to search for a variety of shorebirds. Hawk Rise is noted for its Swainson’s Thrushes and warbler varieties.Cost: Free
Family ProgramsMaple Sugaring at Hawk Rise Led by Kelly Wenzel, Project DirectorSaturday, March 5
10:00 a.m. to Noon Our walk today will have us searching for Red Maple trees (Sugar Maple’s lesser known cousin). We will learn how trees are tapped and go through the process of “sugaring.” We will enjoy different types of maple sugar and make a sugar snack. This program is appropriate for children and families of all ages. Cost: $5 suggested donation per person for suppliesExplore Hawk Rise in Spring! Story Walk™ Led by Christine Whorton, Teacher NaturalistSunday, April 10
10:30 a.m. to Noon Bring a book to life by reading in a unique environment! Take a StoryWalk™ with us through Hawk Rise Sanctuary and discover this wonderful park in a whole new way. While reading the story we will make discovery stops and have some hands-on fun. This program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 6. The StoryWalk™ concept was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition.Cost: FREEFull Moon Friday at Hawk Rise Led by Christine Whorton, Teacher NaturalistFriday, May 20
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each month’s full moon gives us the chance to see evening wildlife activity in light almost as bright as day. We’ll hike without flashlights, and see the world at twilight: songbirds gathering their final meal of the day, early migrating waterfowl settling in for the night, maybe one of our resident red foxes. It’s nature: always an adventure! This program is appropriate for children and families of all ages.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.