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July 2018

Destination Studio: Watercolor Nature Journal

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Turning Basin Park, Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Paint with watercolors on location and create your own nature journal. This class meets at Turning Basin Park in Princeton everyday between July 16th and July 19th from 3 to 5:30 PM. 

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Streamwalk in Stony Brook w. Naturalist Jeff Hoagland at D&R Greenway Tuesday, July 17

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road
Princeton, 08540
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$5

Explore the Stony Brook at Greenway Meadows Park: Walk and Picnic at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Johnson Education Center, July 17 (rain date: July 18). Picnic at 5:30 p.m., walk begins 6:30 p.m. Walk led by Jeff Hoagland, Education Director, The Watershed Institute. Bring your own picnic -- beverages and dessert will be provided. Eat on the terrace before embarking on an exploratory walk. Adults and children alike will search for and learn about creatures that live in the stream…

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Free summer nature programs for kids at the Tulpehaking Nature Center

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 3, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 26, 2018

Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave.
Hamilton, 08610 United States
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Free

Summer weekends at the Tulpehaking Nature Center are held each Saturday and Sunday from  June 2 through Aug. 26. There ware seven different programs to choose from, including activities such as fishing, gardening, guided nature walks, nature games and more. Programs are free and registration is not required. Programs are appropriate for families, and children of all ages. Most programs start between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information about the full summer programming schedule at the nature center, visit https://mercercountyparks.org/#!/activities/nature-programs.

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Annual Butterfly Count

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road
Lambertville, NJ United States
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Free

Saturday, July 21, afternoon (specific time to be determined) Howell Farm Visitor Center Join our County Naturalist for the North American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly count! During the survey, we’ll identify and tally individual species in the fields at Howell Farm.  The NABA count has been around since 1993, and monitors butterfly populations throughout the U.S.  For adults and children over 16 years old.

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Butterfly Bonanza

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road
Lambertville, NJ United States
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Free

July 22nd 1-3pm; As Summer warms and lengthens the days, butterflies mix and mingle over the farm fields. Get up close and personal with many different species and find out how these colorful, delicate insects benefit the farm with a family friendly scavenger hunt.

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Mercer County 4-H Fair

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 29, 2018

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Your special family recipe, homegrown vegetables or creative project could earn you a blue ribbon at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair, planned for July 28 and 29 at Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township. There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries — you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any class listed, including arts and crafts, photography, foods, gardening, clothing, woodworking and more, can be entered under the Open Division. This year Mercer County…

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August 2018

Watershed Butterfly Festival

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Butterfly Festival is our largest annual educational event. It is an enlightening day focusing on the importance of maintaining the delicate balance between humans and the natural world. This family-oriented day has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors. Visit our website for more information.

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Culinary Herbs of the World-Live

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, 1605 Daniel Bray Highway
Lambertville, NJ 08530 United States
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$10 – $20

Hear Rutgers Master Gardener and “Herb Lady” Caren White discuss culinary herbs from around the world, followed by a tour of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum herb garden with members of the Herb Society of America.  Registration is $10 for NOFA-NJ members and $20 for non-members.  Registration includes admission to the Museum, for those who wish to show up earlier.

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Book Club: The Overstory

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brick Farm Market, 65 E Broad St
Hopewell, NJ 08525 United States
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Free

In this New York Times bestseller, five strangers are summoned together by trees in order to save the continent’s last few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelve novel, Richard Powers delivers an impassioned read of activisim and resistance that is also an evocation of the natural world. Through interwoven fables Powers explores an age old conflict: man versus nature. If trees could talk what would they tell us about the invisible world we live alongside? An excellent read for anyone who has…

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Nocturnal Nature

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Howell Living History Farm, Valley Road
Lambertville, NJ United States
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Free

August 24th 7:30pm-9pm; The horses and sheep may be in for the evening, but that doesn’t mean the farm  is asleep! Tune up your night vision and join our naturalists and farmers for a walk through the barns, fields, and lanes where the animals with nocturnal schedules are just starting their day!

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Mon 16

Trenton Circus Squad Summer Service Project for Teens

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 3:00 pm
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Destination Studio: Watercolor Nature Journal

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon 16

Community: By Donation Yoga Classes

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm