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***** Mahlon Dickerson Reservation ***** SUNDAY, August 14  - AN EVENT WILL BE USING THE TRAILS AND PARKING AREA AT SAFFIN POND FROM 6:00AM-12:00PM. PLEASE EXPECT THIS AREA OF THE PARK TO BE VERY ACTIVE.

***** Mahlon Dickerson Reservation ***** SUNDAY, August 14  - AN EVENT WILL BE USING THE TRAILS AND PARKING AREA AT SAFFIN POND FROM 6:00AM-12:00PM. PLEASE EXPECT THIS AREA OF THE PARK TO BE VERY ACTIVE.

August 2022

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

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Dashing Dragonflies 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
“Branching Out!” 9 –11 :30 am
“Branching Out!” 9 –11 :30 am
Garden Buds 9 –10 am
Summer Scavenger Hunt 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
“Branching Out!” 9 –11 :30 am
Terrific Turtles 4 –5 pm
“Branching Out!” 9 –11 :30 am
Lunch & Learn: Got Pests? 12 –12 :45 pm
Garden Buds 9 –10 am
Late Summer Butterflies 9 :30 –11 :30 am
Bugs and Slugs 10 –11 am
Caterpillar Kids 4 –5 pm
Pond Exploration 4 –5 pm
Ice Cream Party! 11 –3 pm
Incredible Insects 4 –5 pm
Stream Exploration 3 :30 –5 pm
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August 2022 Events

Tuesday, July 5 : 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

“Branching Out!”

Ages 10 – 13. Time to get digging and get dirty! “Branching Out!” is a hands-on gardening program for...

Wednesday, July 6 : 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

“Branching Out!”

Ages 6 – 9. Time to get digging and get dirty! “Branching Out!” is a hands-on gardening program for...

Friday, July 8 : 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Garden Buds

Ages 4 – 5 with adult. Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and maybe even dust off your own green...

Wednesday, July 13 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Incredible Insects

Ages 5 & up with an adult.Check out some cool creepy crawlies on this guided hike with a naturalist, then...

Saturday, July 16 : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ice Cream Party!

$10 per person. Life is better with ice cream! Learn how ice cream was made the old fashioned way ...

Sunday, July 17 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

Adults. Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost:...

Wednesday, July 20 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 – 10.Learn to draw a NJ native animal and create your own masterpiece!  Guess the animal of the...

Thursday, July 21 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult.Families with pre-K aged kids will take a walk on the trails and around the...

Saturday, July 23 : 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hook, Line, n Sinker!

All Ages.Fish on! Anglers wanted at Fosterfields. Fish our farm pond using bamboo poles… then throw your catch...

Thursday, July 28 : 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Twilight Tour and Wagon Ride

Adults.Join farm staff for a guided after hours twilight wagon tour of the farm and enjoy a glass of...

Monday, August 1 : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Photo Scavenger Hunt: I’m So Bored

All Ages.Looking for something to do on these lazy summer days? Grab a camera or phone and get the...

Monday, August 1 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dashing Dragonflies

Ages 8 & up with an adult. Learn all about these fascinating mini-predators and go for a walk to the...

Monday, August 1 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Plant of the Month Club: Marvelous Mint

Ages 6 – 12Who doesn't like mint?!  Learn how easy (sometimes too easy) it is to grow mint, what...

Wednesday, August 3 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Sprouts: Fruit or Veggie?  What’s the Difference?

Ages 3 – 5 with an adult.Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How do you know which is which?! Pick...

Wednesday, August 3 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Toddler Trek: Dragonflies

Ages 2 – 5 with an adult.Zooming dragonflies are the fastest insects in the world , and they are easy to see...

Thursday, August 4 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Blooming Bouquets

Ages 6 – 12. Visit the Arboretum's gardens, learn the correct way to cut flowers and successfully arrange them into...

Friday, August 5 : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Farmer Fridays: Turkeys

All Ages.Join the Fosterfields Farmers on select fridays in the summer to learn about the farm. Cost: ...

Friday, August 5 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Ages 2 & up with an adult.The peak of summer is one of the best times to hit the trails...

Wednesday, August 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What’s In Bloom Tour

Adults.Explore Willowwood Arboretum with Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture, on this guided tour of the gardens and grounds.  ...

Wednesday, August 10 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Terrific Turtles

Ages 4 & up with an adult.Come "shell-ebrate" the turtles of the Great Swamp and discover which ones live here.....

Thursday, August 11 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch & Learn: Got Pests?

Adults. Got pests in your garden? Worried about borers, flyers and miners? Learn about garden pests and the best...

Friday, August 12 : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Late Summer Butterflies

Adults.Join experts from the North American Butterfly Association on a walk in the meadows of Bamboo Brook in search...

Saturday, August 13 : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Engines & Equipment on the Farm

All Ages.Check out all of the tools & equipment used around the farm!Cost: Included with price of...

Monday, August 15 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bugs and Slugs

Ages 2 – 5 with an adult. Look under a leaf, inside a flower and up in the air… animals...

Tuesday, August 16 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Caterpillar Kids

Ages 4 & up with an adult.Look under a leaf, inside a flower and up in the air… animals...

Thursday, August 18 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pond Exploration

Ages 5 & up with an adult.The pond is alive with aquatic insects! Search for these macroinvertebrates and learn about...

Friday, August 19 : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Farmer Fridays: Goats

All Ages.Join the Fosterfields Farmers on select fridays in the summer to learn about the farm. Cost: ...

Saturday, August 20 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

Adults. Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost:...

Saturday, August 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Farm Friends Day: Goat Greet

Ages 2 – 4 with an adult. Come to Fosterfields to meet our goats. Learn about what they do on the...

Saturday, August 20 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Farm Friends Day: Goat Greet

Ages 5 – 7 with an adult. Come to Fosterfields to meet our goats. Learn about what they do on the...

Wednesday, August 31 : 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Stream Exploration

Ages 7 & up with an adult.The stream is alive with aquatic insects! Wade into the Stony Brook to search...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change