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Tag: Petty’s Island

Petty’s Island Field Photography Workshop

This 3-hour workshop is an introductory to field and nature photography, with an emphasis on taking your photography skills to the next level. Phil Witt will show you some of the island’s hidden gems and unique features. If you have a telephoto lens, bring it! Petty’s Island offers a great variety of birds both in the forest and on the surrounding mud flats. Spectacular panoramic views of Philadelphia will round out the experience. Phil will provide hands-on, personalized instruction and work with you on composition giving you tools and tips for determining the optimum exposure and cover many other topics to get you comfortable with your camera. Our goal is to help you learn…and of course, have fun along the way!

Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Led by Phil Witt Associate Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer

It’s on Saturday, October 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Petty’s Island 36th Street and Harrison Avenue, Pennsauken Township, NJ

Registration opens September 3.
Please register here.

Petty’s Island Community Clean Up Day

Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the larger restoration project taking place. This cleanup is great for scout, religious groups, after school project and other civic groups looking for a local volunteer project. Children MUST be 12 years and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Registration opens August 29.

It’s on Saturday, October 5th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at Petty’s Island, 36th Street and Harrison Avenue, Pennsauken Township, NJ

Please register here.

Youth Birding on Petty’s Island

Sunday, April 28th, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

This hike is open to youth ages 11 to 17 and their parent or guardian.
Adults attending MUST be accompanying a youth.

Join New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Young Birders Club for an exciting field trip to Petty’s Island. Learn about the island’s industrial past and its transformation to a wildlife sanctuary as we hike along the Delaware River looking for spring migrants. The varied habitats allow for opportunities to see a variety of birds (and other wildlife too!). Bring an adult along and enjoy this rare opportunity.

Children MUST be 12 and older (or 11 in grade 6) to participate and accompanied by an adult or in a group with an adult to child ratio of 1:7. Each child must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. All adult chaperones must also have a signed waiver to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Register here.
Directions and other details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Any question please email Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org.

Migration Madness Birding Walk and Ham Radio at Petty’s Island

Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Discover this hidden treasure in the Delaware River! With access granted only a few times a year, this urban oasis offers a great variety of wading, shore and woodland birds in addition to views of Bald Eagles. We will be looking for spring arrivals using the Delaware River to navigate and Petty’s Island to rest and nest. In addition, we will meet up with Gloucester County Amateur Radio club and make connections between their radio transmissions and bird migration patterns! Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited.  Register here.  Directions and other details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Email Kelly Wenzel with any question at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org.

 

Petty’s Island Annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup

Petty’s Island Annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup 
Saturday, April 13th
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Petty’s Island is privately-owned and is making an amazing transformation from an active marine terminal and oil storage facility into a State Park. Access to the island is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity to see the island and help in its transformation. We will be doing a cleanup of the shoreline where marine debris threatens the health of wildlife and humans. Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration. You can email Kelly Wenzel with any questions: kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org. Please note that no phone or email registration is accepted. Register here.