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The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be conducting prescribed burns on Wednesday, March 20 at the following locations: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Mt. Paul Memorial County Park, Loantaka Brook Reservation and Berkshire Valley Golf Courses. There will be some trails closed in these areas. For more information please contact 973-326-7600.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be conducting prescribed burns on Wednesday, March 20 at the following locations: Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Mt. Paul Memorial County Park, Loantaka Brook Reservation and Berkshire Valley Golf Courses. There will be some trails closed in these areas. For more information please contact 973-326-7600.

March 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Let’s Talk Design 1 –2 :30 pm
Maple Sugaring Demo 2 :30 –3 :30 pm
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Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
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Plant Spuds 10 :30 –11 :30 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Drip, Drop, Watercolors 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Mud Exploration 4 –5 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Crafty Critters 1 –2 pm
Sprouts: What Smells? 10 –11 am
Weekend Family Walk 10 –11 am
Caching for Gold 10 :30 –12 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Sounds in Nature 10 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Frog Jamboree 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Outdoor Skills: Geocaching 4 :30 –6 :30 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Frog Jamboree 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Outdoor Skills: Geocaching 4 :30 –6 :30 pm
Frog Jamboree 2 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Frog Jamboree 2 –3 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Frog Jamboree 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Frog Jamboree 1 :30 –2 :30 pm
Plant Sale Preview 2 –3 :30 pm
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Frog Jamboree 4 :46 pm
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Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
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Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
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Night Hike Adventure 7 –8 :30 pm
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Frog Jamboree 10 –11 am

March 2019 Events

Friday, March 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 31 Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this month’s hunt, ...

Friday, March 1 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit: Focus On Nature High School Photography Competition

Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 31 Gallery Exhibit: Focus On Nature High School Photography CompetitionView the work of High School...

Friday, March 1 : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Big/Little Blacksmithing

Saturday, April 20 Big/Little BlacksmithingAges 6 - 12 with an Adult. Learn the basics of blacksmithing with Billy Barret of Bill...

Friday, March 1 : 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Plant Spuds

Saturday, April 20 Plant SpudsDig in, and help the farmers plant potatoes. Return later in the season to harvest some...

Saturday, March 2 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

*SOLD OUT* Ninth Annual Community Garden Conference

*SOLD OUT*Saturday, March 2 Ninth Annual Community Garden Conference The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and Rutgers Cooperative Extension...

Saturday, March 2 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 2 Maple Sugar FestivalAll Ages. Celebrate the peak of maple sugaring season at this annual festival! Enjoy tree...

Sunday, March 3 : 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snowshoe Sundays: Moderate

Sunday, March 3 Snowshoe Sundays: ModerateAges 10 & Up. Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking. Use your own snowshoes,...

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

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, March 5 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Wednesday, March 6 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, April 30 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Wednesday, March 6 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Our Home Biome

Wednesday, March 6 Home School Days: Our Home BiomeGrades 1 - 4. Explore the local forests, and discover their diverse soils and...

Wednesday, March 6 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drip, Drop, Watercolors

Wednesday, March 6 Drip, Drop, WatercolorsAges 5 & Up. Experiment using watercolors in a new, splashy way, just as the spring...

Wednesday, March 6 : 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Snowshoe Fun-Day: Moderate

Wednesday, March 6 Family Snowshoe Fun-Day: ModerateAges 5 & Up. Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking with your family....

Thursday, March 7 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Arboretum Artists: Spring String

Thursday March 7 Arboretum Artists: Spring StringAges 8 - 12. Use colorful yarn to create a cheerful floral masterpiece.Time: 4 p.m....

Friday, March 8 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mud Exploration

Friday, March 8 Mud ExplorationAll Ages. Attention mud lovers! As the winter snow melts, a wonderful mixture of water and...

Saturday, March 9 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Matilda’s Tea: Shall We Dance?

Saturday, March 9 Matilda’s Tea: Shall We Dance?Ages 5 & Up with an adult. Join dance instructor Jamie DiMare,...

Sunday, March 10 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trail Treasure Hunt

Sunday, March 10 Trail Treasure HuntAll Ages. Calling all treasure hunters! Enjoy a seasonal nature scavenger hunt where families work...

Sunday, March 10 : 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Snowshoe Sundays: Moderate

Sunday, March 10 Snowshoe Sundays: ModerateAges 10 & Up. Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking. Use your own snowshoes,...

Monday, March 11 : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Growing Up WILD, Project WET, and PLT for Early Childhood

Friday, May 3 Growing Up WILD, Project WET, and PLT for Early ChildhoodTeachers of Pre-K through Grade 2. Spend the day...

Monday, March 11 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Sensational Senses

Monday, March 11 Nature Tots & Tykes: Sensational SensesAges 2 - 5 with an adult. Explore our five senses and how we...

Monday, March 11 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)

Saturday, May 11 Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner...

Monday, March 11 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Monday, March 11 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Calling all budding young artists! Learn about and draw a new native NJ...

Tuesday, March 12 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, March 12 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, March 12 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Crafty Critters

Tuesday, March 12 Crafty CrittersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Learn about a new animal with a short walk, touchable nature...

Tuesday, March 12 : 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Junior Naturalists: Vernal Pools

Tuesday, March 12 Junior Naturalists: Vernal PoolsAges 6 - 10. Study these special spring pools, sing the songs of their inhabitants, and...

Wednesday, March 13 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: What Smells?

Wednesday, March 13 Sprouts: What Smells?Ages 2 - 4 with an adult. Some plants smell good and other plants smell awful! Bring...

Wednesday, March 13 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: What Smells?

Wednesday, March 13 Sprouts: What Smells?Ages 2 - 4 with an adult. Some plants smell good and other plants smell awful! Bring...

Thursday, March 14 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day-1840’s School

Thursday, March 14 Home School Day-1840’s SchoolWhat did children learn at school in the 1840’s?  Learn...

Saturday, March 16 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weekend Family Walk

Saturday, March 16 Weekend Family WalkAll Ages. Head to the trails to discover the unique animals and plants found at...

Saturday, March 16 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hike to Lake Valhalla Overlook

Saturday, March 16 Hike to Lake Valhalla OverlookAges 8 & up. Join an easy to moderate hike to the Lake Valhalla...

Sunday, March 17 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Caching for Gold

Sunday, March 17 Caching for GoldAges 7 & Up. Geocaching is the perfect outdoor activity for families. Use a GPS and...

Sunday, March 17 : 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

An Afternoon with Dan Hinkley, Take Two: Making Windcliff

Sunday, March 17 An Afternoon with Dan Hinkley, Take Two: Making WindcliffJoin writer, naturalist, lecturer, explorer, and plant expert Dan...

Monday, March 18 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Peepers & Quackers!

Monday, March 18 Nature Tots & Tykes: Peepers & Quackers!Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Listen for spring peepers and wood...

Monday, March 18 : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Peepers & Quackers!

Monday, March 18 Nature Tots & Tykes: Peepers & Quackers!Ages 2 - 5 with an adult. Listen for spring peepers and wood...

Monday, March 18 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, March 18 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages. Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing and scientific facts about New Jersey...

Tuesday, March 19 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, March 19 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, March 19 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sounds in Nature

Tuesday, March 19 Sounds in NatureAll Ages. Experience the sounds of spring along the trails. Practice listening, singing, and making...

Tuesday, March 19 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Tots & Tykes: Sensational Senses

Tuesday, March 19 Nature Tots & Tykes: Sensational SensesAges 2 - 5 with an adult. Discover our five senses and how we...

Tuesday, March 19 : 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

National Public Gardens Week Tours

Sunday, May 19 National Public Gardens Week ToursTour one or more of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional...

Tuesday, March 19 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountaineers

Tuesday, March 19 Pyramid MountaineersAdults. Enjoy a moderate hike on a variety of trails throughout Pyramid and Turkey Mountain while...

Wednesday, March 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Wednesdays, March 20 through April 24 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an adult. Discover the wonders of nature together...

Wednesday, March 20 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Adventures: Endangered in New Jersey

Wednesday, March 20 Home School Adventures: Endangered in New JerseyAges 5 & Up. Through an interactive presentation, learn what it means...

Wednesday, March 20 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, March 20 through April 24 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Wednesday, March 20 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

Wednesday, March 20 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Wednesday, March 20 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Skills: Geocaching

Wednesday, March 20 Outdoor Skills: GeocachingAges 10 - 15. Learn how to use a GPS and map to locate caches hidden on...

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

Nature’s Little Explorers

Thursdays, March 21 through April 25 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an adult. Discover the wonders of nature through...

Thursday, March 21 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, March 21 through April 25 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Thursday, March 21 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day-Bird is the Word

Thursday, March 21 Home School Day-Bird is the WordJoin us as we begin to welcome back our feathered friends. Learn...

Thursday, March 21 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

Thursday, March 21 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Friday, March 22 : 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Best Trees and Shrubs with Heidi Hesselein of Pleasant Run Nursery

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 Best Trees and Shrubs with Heidi Hesselein of Pleasant Run NurseryJoin 4th generation nurserywoman...

Friday, March 22 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Outdoor Skills: Geocaching

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 Outdoor Skills: GeocachingAges 10 - 15. Learn how to use a GPS and map to locate...

Saturday, March 23 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Skills: Geocaching

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23 Outdoor Skills: GeocachingAges 10 - 15. Learn how to use a GPS and map to locate...

Sunday, March 24 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cooking Demonstration: Spring Awakening

Sunday, March 24 Cooking Demonstration: Spring AwakeningTake advantage of the start of growing season with Chef Cynthia Triolo. Learn new...

Monday, March 25 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Frog Jamboree

Monday, March 25 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Tuesday, March 26 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, March 26 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, March 26 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Leave No Trace

Tuesday, March 26 Family Science Day: Leave No TraceAll Ages with an adult. Learn the principles of minimum impact while...

Tuesday, March 26 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Frog Jamboree

Tuesday, March 26 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Tuesday, March 26 : 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 26 Junior Naturalists: Spring Scavenger HuntAges 6 - 10. Listen for birds, look for flowers, smell the skunk cabbage, and...

Wednesday, March 27 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Here Comes The Sun

Wednesday, March 27 Sprouts: Here Comes The SunAges 2 - 4 with an adult. Hooray! Spring is here. Look outside for signs...

Wednesday, March 27 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Here Comes The Sun

Wednesday, March 27 Sprouts: Here Comes The SunAges 2 - 4 with an adult. Hooray! Spring is here. Look outside for signs...

Wednesday, March 27 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

Wednesday, March 27 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Wednesday, March 27 : 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Science and Nature: Salamander Study

Wednesday, March 27 Science and Nature: Salamander StudyAges 5 - 10. Learn to observe and study different parts of the natural world...

Saturday, March 30 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Bamboo Brook

Saturday, March 30 Pruning Workshop with the Gardeners at Bamboo BrookTurn to the experts, and learn the science behind pruning...

Saturday, March 30 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Spring Spotting Challenge

Saturday, March 30 Spring Spotting ChallengeAll Ages. Spring is nearly here, and wildlife is waking up. Look for signs of...

Sunday, March 31 : 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Frog Jamboree

Sunday, March 31 Frog JamboreeAll Ages. The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools. Learn about...

Sunday, March 31 : 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Plant Sale Preview

Sunday, March 31 Plant Sale PreviewCheck out Plant Sale Chair Ilona Ontscherenki’s top 100 favorites featured at the Friends...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change