Winter is coming! I try each year to embrace the cold a bit more and just throw on my jacket and hat and get outside! Join us as we “Gather with Granola” to celebrate the winter solstice on Sunday, December 21 at 11am in Crows Woods! We’ll take a short hike to a spot with evergreens, then snack on our granola (nothing fancy unless you want to, it can even just be a granola bar!). Dig out your warmest gear, bring along a blanket, and meet us in the woods to celebrate winter!
Join us for a hike in Rancocas State Park on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 am. We will meet in the gravel parking lot of Rancocas Nature Center. Rancocas State Park is a beautiful and diverse woods with meadows, mixed forest, conifer plantations, and a tidal creek. Bring along a snack, water, hats, and some bug spray. There are ticks so I highly recommend checking yourself and your child thoroughly when you get home. There are bathrooms in the nature center along with some other great stuff and live animals. For directions and more information, here is their website:
Hope to see you there!
Come along for a hike in Saddler’s Woods on Wednesday, June 25 at 10 am! The weather may have held us back before, but we’re not giving up on our hike in this pretty little, urban woodland. We will meet at the trail head on MacArthur Blvd near the large Saddler’s Woods sign (pictured below). Saddler’s Woods is a small old growth forest with a small stream. We will cross the stream on our hike so please come prepared. And if you’re up for it, bring along some boots to play in the stream!
Saddler’s Woods is cared for by a great group of volunteers (Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association) who are always looking for more help, members, and donations. Visit their website for more information: http://www.saddlerswoods.org/
Strawberries aren’t quite ready for picking so please join us this Saturday, May 24 at 10 am for a hike in Crows Woods Nature Preserve in Haddonfield. There are nice trails, a bridge crossing some water with lots of frogs, and a fun rope swing! Bring along a snack and water and meet us at the trail head! It’s getting to be that time where we should also start thinking about bug spray, sunscreen, and hats too. Hope to see you there!
Come along for a hike in Saddler’s Woods on Friday, May 16 at 4pm! We will meet at the trail head on MacArthur Blvd near the large Saddler’s Woods sign. Saddler’s Woods is a small old growth forest with a small stream. It is a lovely little piece of woods that is cared for by a group of very dedicated volunteers. We will cross the stream on our hike so please come prepared. And if you’re up for it, bring along some boots to play in the stream! Pictured below is a box turtle I saw near the stream in Saddler’s Woods several years ago.
Celebrate Earth Day! Join us for a hike through Saddler’s Woods in Haddon Township on Tuesday, April 22 at 4pm. Please bring along boots (or shoes you are comfortable wearing crossing a very shallow stream) and a snack and meet us at the trailhead on MacArthur Blvd across from the high rise apartments (trailhead and sign pictured).
Let’s try this again since the snow got in our way last time! Help us welcome spring (the first official day is March 20) with a hike in Crows Woods Nature Preserve on Saturday, March 22 at 10am. No sign up is necessary. Just dress appropriately, bring a snack and some water, and meet us at the trail head (pictured below) (near the gravel parking lot at the end of the driveway, past Haddonfield Plays and Players and the soccer fields). We will leave promptly at 10am and will likely stop for a snack along the way. Hope to see you there!
Location and time change – Newton Lake Park at 4pm
Not as much snow melted as I had hoped, but let’s still get outside! There is a location and time change for tomorrow. We will meet at Newton Lake Park in Haddon Township tomorrow at 4pm (meet at the playground). The trails at Crows Woods are still very snow covered and icy, but the paved trail around Newton Lake looks pretty good so let’s take a walk, play at the playground, and play near some trees and water!
Please join us on Saturday, February 22 at 3pm for our first Wild Feathers hike at Crows Woods Nature Preserve! No sign up is necessary. Just dress appropriately and meet us at the trail head (near the gravel parking lot at the end of the driveway, past Haddonfield Plays and Players and the soccer fields). If it is raining or snowing hard we will not take the hike. Let’s hope for a nice February day to celebrate the woods in winter!