Come and enjoy Spring Migration at Ceres Park, Mantua Township, Gloucester County, NJ. It is also the first day of City Nature Challenge so all iNaturalist entries will be added to the Philadelphia CNC Project. Ceres Park is a beautiful landscape of natural growth, hosting a variety of animal life that includes mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many bird species. Per eBird, in April and May, 123 bird species have been sighted, 132 overall. With an extensive trail system through upland and wetland forests, the preserve covers 52 acres. From the parking lot, there are many trails which lead through a diverse selection of plant life and have beautiful views of Emerald and Cedar Lakes. These lakes were once “marl pits,” formed during a mining operation that existed here through the 1800s and early 1900s. Marl is a nutrient-rich marine deposit that was used as fertilizer and gave towns like “Marlton” and “Marlboro” their names. If we are lucky, we may hear or see Pileated Woodpeckers (rare for South Jersey) that are known to frequent Ceres Park.
Meet at the Main Lot at 7:30 am. 940 Main St. Sewell, NJ 08080
Bookings are closed for this event.