Celebrate Warmer Days With A Spring Peeper Party
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • 7:42pm
Spring officially arrives at 7:02 a.m. on March 20. Inside New Jersey’s Great Swamp, the warmer weather and longer days at this time of year signal the start of something magical. Across the forest floor, pools of water have formed where snow and rain have collected over the winter, and Mother Nature is about to set them all hopping with new life.
And we mean hopping! Each of these vernal pools will be chock-a-block full of frogs—breeding spring peepers, chorus frogs, wood frogs, and lots of other amphibians. There are plenty of other forest animals just waking up after their long winter’s nap too.
That’s why the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) invites you and your family to pull on those rubber boots, grab a flashlight, and get a little wet at a Spring Peeper Party on Friday, March 22, 2013. Starting at 7 p.m., join local naturalist and photographer Blaine Rothauser for a guided Vernal Pool Exploration at GSWA’s 53-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) in Harding Township. The CMA is located at 1 Tiger Lily Lane in Harding.
Activities will include an early evening hike to vernal pools, up-close observation of wild frogs and frog behavior, listening for owls and other wildlife, and lots more. It’s fun for everyone, especially kids!
Voluntary donations are appreciated.
RSVP: Please register online at www.GreatSwamp.org
About the Great Swamp Watershed Association. Founded in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the water and land of the 36,000-acre watershed region in New Jersey’s Morris and Somerset counties. We work to maintain the beauty and health of our open space, and to monitor and protect five streams: Loantaka Brook, Great Brook, Primrose Brook, Black Brook, and the Upper Passaic—which feed into the Passaic River and provide drinking water to more than a million people.
Participation is limited to the first 25 registrants. A voluntary donation to the Great Swamp Watershed Association is sincerely appreciated. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.