Wildlife refuge holds event for families


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employee Fran Stephenson helps the children make dragonflies and beetles.




  • Volunteer Linda Peskac of Park Ridge lowers Purple Martin nests so that visitors could view a nesting bird inside.




  • Avian Wildlife Center volunteer Dan Graham of Wantage is shown teaching Wallkill Wildlife Refuge visitors all about ìOtis,î an Eastern Screech Owl. Otis was one of numerous birds, including a Red Tailed Hawk, that were on hand for families to enjoy.



Under a pale blue sky, the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge encouraged families to explore the trails and learn about the creatures that inhabit the refuge last Sunday.

Live animals were available for close-up inspection and crafts and games were also available as were lessons about learning to protect the animals and their homes. Children were also given the opportunity to complete the Junior Refuge Manager program with wildlife experts there to help.

According to Friends of the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge volunteer Giselle Smisko, the group is seeking additional volunteers to help with the organization’s projects to assist at the refuge.

— Photos by Chris Wyman
For more photos, visit www.advertisernewsnorth.com.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Vernon sends off graduating class
The Vernon Township High School Class of 2017 Commencement Exercises took place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Families, friends...
Image Sussex Borough praised for compliance
SUSSEX BOROUGH — The Sussex Borough Council met on Tuesday night to take care of some unfinished business, and to tie up some loose ends before heading into the...
Image Spend your summer with Pass it Along
— This summer, Pass It Along will be offering many different programs for teens to participate in leadership, service and...
Image Willard M. Sartell
Willard M. Sartell of Vernon, N.J., passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. He was 86.
He was born in...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Lafayette, NJ