Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)


Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)


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Astronomy night

8 to 10 p.m., Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park. Free open house at Astronomical Observatory to look through the telescope. Best objects for viewing are the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Alcor and Mizar. Overcast sky cancels. Info: 973-523-0024. Park entrance is on Rifle Camp Road opposite Overmount Avenue.


Birding basics

8:30 to 10 a.m., Weis Ecology Center, Ringwood. Learn basic skills to identify birds. Naturalist-led walk. Meet at Weis and carpool to nearby sites. Members $5, non-members $8. Info: 973-835- 2160. 150 Snake Den Road.

Hike for dogs

10 to 11:30 a.m., Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine. Guided hike for dogs and their owners will cover about 2 miles over easy trails. Dogs must be leashed. Info: or 201-768-1360, ext. 110. Use Palisades Interstate Parkway Exit 2.

Children's gardening workshop

1 to 3 p.m., Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park. Children will learn how to plan a garden, plant seeds and care for their growing plants. For children ages 8 to 12. Parents can attend to observe or assist. Cost: $3. Info: 973-523-0024. Event held at park's Nature Center. Park entrance is on Rifle Camp Road.

Terrific trees

3 to 4 p.m., Tenafly Nature Center, Tenafly. On this nature walk, learn to identify trees by leaves, bark and scents, such as birch or sassafras. See rare American chestnuts. Learn the key roles trees play in our ecosystem. Rain or shine. For adults and children 5 and older. Members $5, non-members $10. Info: 201-568-6093. 313 Hudson Ave.


Spring walk

10 a.m. to noon, Greenbrook Sanctuary, Tenafly. Guided nature walk with the Sanctuary's Dandy Bonardi; be prepared for possible muddy conditions. Free and no pre-registration required. Info: 201- 784-0484. Entrance is on Route 9W north, a mile north of East Clinton Ave. Be prompt: gate closes at 10:05 a. …

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