This September, GSWA is offering three evening hikes at our 73 acre wetlands restoration site, the “Conservation Management Area”. What can you expect to see in September? Mushrooms and other fungi are plentiful this month. After the rains of August, you can be sure to find fungi of many shapes and colors poking up through the leaf litter.
The wet meadow will offer the late-Summer blooms of the sunflower family of wildflowers; purple ironweeds, white bonesets and yellow goldenrods. Late summer insects will still be active and plentiful, beetles, solitary bees, and other pollinators are preparing for their Fall hibernation. Dragonflies like the swamp darner will be laying their eggs along the Silver Brook. Bird life will be very active as the Spring and Summer warblers will be heading back south so be on the lookout for both year-round birds and migrants.
Time: each hike begins at 6pm and ends at 7:30pm
Location: Conservation Management Area
end of cul-de-sac on Tiger Lily Lane, Morristown, NJ 07960
Note: Advance registration is required, space is extremely limited. No walk-ins. Hikers required to wear masks. This event $10 for adults and $5 for children. Register at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500. Programs are offered subject to current advisory status from the Governor’s office. Also, please “go before you go” as there are no available facilities at the site. If you must cancel a reservation, please email knecovska@GreatSwamp.org so we can invite the next person on the wait-list.