Calendar
October 2021

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

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Home School Days: Fall Harvest 1 :30 –2 :30 pm
Go Native! 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
All About Seeds 10 –11 am
Meadow Flowers Walk 3 –4 :30 pm
Fungus Among Us! 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
New Wigwam Grand Opening! 9 :30 –3 :30 pm
Fall Farm Fun 10 –2 :30 pm
What is a Cover Crop? 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Fall Farm Fun 10 –2 :30 pm
Garlic Galore! 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Orienteering Adventure 3 :30 –5 pm
Fall Farm Fun 10 –2 :30 pm
Kids in the Wild: Tent Camping 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Toddler Trek: Animal Homes 10 –10 :45 am
Toddler Trek: Animal Homes 3 :45 –4 :30 pm
Leaf Peeping Hike 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
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October 2021 Events

Saturday, September 18 : 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Fall Farm Fun

All ages. Timed entry: 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.Celebrate the fall season at...

Friday, October 1 : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Scarecrows in the Garden

All ages. Scarecrows have returned to The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and this year they help celebrate the Morris County Park...

Friday, October 1 : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Scarecrows in the Garden

All ages. The scarecrows are back!  Can you use the clues to find all the scarecrows in this...

Friday, October 1 : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Animal Antics: Ducks and Geese

Ages 3 - 5 with an adult.Meet our newest feathered friends: the Cayuga ducks and African goose! Learn what makes them...

Friday, October 1 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Go Native!

Ages 8 & up.Planting native species is the best way to attract wildife to your yard and help the environment...

Monday, October 4 : 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

15th Annual Team Golf Outing

Adults.This year's $150 per player registration fee includes Greens/Cart Fees, Range balls, Goodie Bag, Food before and after...

Monday, October 4 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Plant of the Month Club: Marvelous Mums

Ages 6 - 12.Meet with other plant lovers, get your hands dirty, plant a new kind of interesting, creepy, unusual or...

Wednesday, October 6 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

All About Seeds

Ages 3-5 with an adult.Plants are dropping seeds like crazy.   Young explorers will search for different kinds...

Wednesday, October 6 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Meadow Flowers Walk

Adults.Walk the scenic meadows at the Kay Center to learn about the wildflowers and grasses that thrive there.Cost:...

Wednesday, October 6 : 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 10.Learn to draw an NJ native animal and create your own masterpiece in this virtual program!  Guess...

Thursday, October 7 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pre-K Nature on the Farm

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

Thursday, October 7 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Feeders and Feathered Friends

Adults.Winter is the best time to put up some bird feeders and see who arrives to feed, but you...

Thursday, October 7 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In Person Home School Day: Potions Class

Ages 6 - 12.It's spooky season! In this class we are going to create potions and slime using easy to...

Thursday, October 7 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fungus Among Us!

Ages 8 & up.Though we walk right past them most of the time, fungi are fascinating and diverse.  Take...

Saturday, October 9 : 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

New Wigwam Grand Opening!

Ages 5 & up.Timeslots from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.The wigwam model at the Great Swamp has had a...

Saturday, October 9 : 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grand Harvest Wine Festival

All ages.Enjoy the crisp autumn afternoon with award-winning NJ wines, fabulous live music, delicious foods, artisan crafters, and relaxing...

Monday, October 11 : 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Day Off With Nature: Don’t Be Spooked!

Ages 6 - 10.Spend a day off from school learning all about animals that people consider spooky and "unloveable," just in...

Wednesday, October 13 : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Trek: Sneaky Salamanders

Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.Young nature lovers learn all about these elusive amphibians with touchable artifacts and a story....

Thursday, October 14 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Red. Yellow. Orange. - Plant Chromotograhpy

Ages 6 - 12.Red, orange, and yellow.  Learn the hows and whys of leaves turning different colors in the fall...

Thursday, October 14 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Life in the Studio and Garden

Adults.In this lecture, ceramics artist and photographer, Frances Palmer will discuss her ceramics, informed by her Art History training,...

Friday, October 15 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

What is a Cover Crop?

All ages. Cover crops are an important part of farming.  Learn all about them and help farm staff...

Friday, October 15 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wild Animal Experts: Chipmunks and Squirrels

Ages 6 - 10.After school is a great time to take a nature walk and discover new facts about New Jersey'...

Saturday, October 16 : 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide at Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

Adults.Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost: $20...

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

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Adults.Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost: $20...

Tuesday, October 19 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Discovering Nature Through Technology

Ages 10 & up.Getting to know the natural world has never been easier with popular apps like ebird and iNaturalist....

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

Bio-Illustration for Teens

Ages 11 - 17.Stroll through the gardens and observe the plants and scenery with the eye of a scientist. Learn tips...

Thursday, October 21 : 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Willowwwood Open House

Adults.Enjoy a rare peek inside the Tubbs House, home of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs. Get a special...

Thursday, October 21 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Not So Creepy!

Ages 6 - 10.Despite their fearsome reputations, many of the creatures that we consider “creepy” are actually crucial to...

Friday, October 22 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Garlic Galore!

All ages. Get the garlic ready! This fall, our farm staff is planting garlic to get a jumpstart on...

Friday, October 22 : 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Orienteering Adventure

Ages 8 & up.Learn the basics of map and compass use and then try out your skills through a series...

Tuesday, October 26 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids in the Wild: Tent Camping

Ages 7 - 11.In this after school program, kids learn different outdoor skills. Learn how to find a safe campsite and...

Wednesday, October 27 : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler Trek: Animal Homes

Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.Where do animals find shelter out in the wild?  Hear a story about where...

Wednesday, October 27 : 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Toddler Trek: Animal Homes

Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.Where do animals find shelter out in the wild?  Hear a story about where...

Thursday, October 28 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Leaf Peeping Hike

Ages 6 & up.The leaves are at the peak of fall colors!  Join a naturalist for a trail walk...

Friday, October 29 : 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Spooky Story Scavenger Hunt

All ages. Timed entry: 10 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.Explore Fosterfields Living Historical Farm...

Friday, October 29 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual: Not So Creepy!

Ages 5 & up.Despite their fearsome reputations, many of the creatures that we consider “creepy” are actually crucial...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change