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Plant ID Walk & Talk
April 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, April 29, at 10am at Edwin B. Forsythe deCamp Wildlife Trail, for a walk in the woods. We’ll explore the bark, buds and blooms as we observe spring’s awakening. We’ll listen for the buzzing of bees and chorus of birds as the season begins to unfold. Our guide, Chris Claus, Chief Naturalist with Ocean County Parks & Recreation will introduce and identify native trees, shrubs and wildflowers, as well as local wildlife.
Meet in the parking lot of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, deCamp Wildlife Trail, 365 Mantoloking Road, Brick Twp, NJ 08723, at 10am for a 1-to-2 hour walk.
Wear comfortable walking shoes for an easy trail walk through mixed pine-oak forest. Dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, a snack in your pocket, and binoculars if you have them. Please RSVP, so we know to expect you: .
Christopher Claus is a Chief Park Naturalist for Ocean County Parks and Recreation. For 15 years he served as the Director of the Cooper Environmental Center in Toms River New Jersey. He is currently working out of Ocean County Park in Lakewood, New Jersey. Chris has a B.S. in Biological Science from Cook College, Rutgers University. He has worked for the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation for more than 25 years and has a love of native plants and animals. Chris sees himself as a classical naturalist who knows he has quite a bit to learn about the natural world but has formal training in: nature center administration, natural science interpretation, forest fire fighting, New Jersey wetlands botany, ornithology, entomology, mycology, ichthyology, environmental science and marine science.