The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Community Renewal are pleased to offer a special presentation about Spring Warblers on Wednesday, April 25, from 7 – 9 pm at Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside. Adults, ages 18 and older, are welcome to join Audubon naturalist Peter Bacinski for a lecture that will heighten awareness of the Spring Warblers, a species that enhances the New Jersey landscape throughout the season.
The program costs $8 for Union County residents and $10 for out-of-county participants. Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits.
“As the days get longer and the temperatures climb, we look forward to spending more time outdoors and observing birds and wildlife,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The lecture on Spring Warblers will give you the knowledge and insight you need to be ready for their appearance this season.”
The “Spring Warblers Identification” workshop will help participants sharpen their skills at identifying America’s most beautiful songbirds in their finest breeding attire. Mr. Bacinski will cover the 35 species of eastern resident and migrant warblers. Images will illustrate diagnostic field marks to help you separate members of this difficult group in the field.
Peter Bacinski has been a New Jersey Audubon Society Naturalist since 1993 and has been a Field Trip/Nature Tour leader and lecturer for the Audubon Society for many years. He has written a weekly column, “Seen in New Jersey,” in The Star-Ledger since 2003 and has been published in Wildbird Magazine, New Jersey Audubon and Illinois Audubon magazines.
For information on the Spring Warblers Identification program, or any other upcoming programs and events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature & Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.