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Spring has Officially Sprung @ MORRIS COUNTY PARKS!
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: THE STORY OF
Did you know
that tulips used to be worth more than gold? Discover their amazing
history and botany of this garden favorite. Check it
per household. Preregistration required.
Frog Walk for Adults – March 28 at Great
Swamp and April 5 at Pyramid Mountain
for adults only will visit various vernal pools in the forest to view the
mating rituals of the spring peepers and wood frogs, visible only during
a short window each spring. Learn about the frogs' fascinating
adaptations for survival and many other interesting facts. Sign me up!
$5 per person. Preregistration required.
Frog Jamboree – March 29 and April
4 at Pyramid Mountain and April 11 at Great Swamp
peepers and wood frogs are calling from the forest pools. Learn all
about these two frogs while listening to their chorus and spy on them
from the trails on a naturalist-led walk. Rain or shine. Click here for Pyramid Mountain and here for Great Swamp.
Cost: $5 per
person, ages 3 & up. Preregistration required.
Frog Walk Just for Littles –
April 2 at Great Swamp
little ones to hear the music of the spring frogs as they call from the
forest pools. Spy on them as they try to find mates and learn all about
the lives of frogs from a naturalist. Held rain or shine!Learn more here!
Cost: $5 per
person. Preregistration required.
HANDS ON HISTORY:
THE ART OF TEA BLENDING
Join us for
a wonderful cuppa tea! Learn the history of tea and create your own
original blend to take home. No experience necessary, all supplies
provided. Click here for more info.
per person. Preregistration required.
PRUNING: NOT A MYSTERIOUS ART WITH BRUCE
The art of
when, where and why to prune! Often, the art of pruning is reduced
to gas powered shears and the production of green meatballs! Bruce
Crawford, Manager of Horticulture, will discuss the various methods of
pruning small trees and shrubs, the time of year certain plants should be
pruned and how proper pruning can produce a healthier, more attractive
and longer-lived plant. Learn more
per person. Preregistration is required.
BRANCHING OUT! AND
Spring and Summer
Kids will develop gardening skills while growing and
harvesting fresh veggies in their own garden plots, make beautiful art with
natural materials, and explore the gardens of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum! Check it out!
MCPC IS HIRING!
joining one of the many departments of the Morris County Park Commission?
Now is your chance!
Join us on a
beautiful 5K run/walk on the scenic trails of Central Park of Morris
County. After completing your run, you’ll end the race with a one-of-a-kind finisher medal and post race festivities. Family and friends are
welcome. Runners and walkers of all abilities welcome. Whether you’re a
beginner running their first race or you’re lacing up your running shoes
for your 100th, this course is perfect for everyone. I'm in!
Look What’s Coming:
FRIENDS: BAA-BIES, CHICKS & MORE!
April 1 and
sprung! Come see the baby animals, learn how they grow and how they help
the farm! Meet the Animals!
per child. Preregistration is required.
6TH ANNUAL TUBBS
LECTURE WITH JACK ALEXANDER: LILACS—A PURPLE HAZE
Lilac propagator, Jack Alexander, is this year’s speaker at the Annual
Tubbs Lecture hosted by the Willowwood Foundation. With more than
40 years of propagation experience at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard
University, Mr. Alexander will speak on some of his favorite varieties of
lilacs. Following his talk, he will lead a tour of the Willowwood
Arboretum’s extensive lilac collection. Click here to learn more!