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Posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Register to Join Virtual Lectures 

Morris County Park Commission offers lectures covering nature, local history and horticulture topics. The cost is $10 per household. Check the website for other topics, such as flower arranging, Animal Antics: Cows, Civil War cooking red tail hawks and home school events.

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Thursday, November 12 – Alien Invaders!

New Jersey’s habitats are being overrun by creatures and plants that don’t belong here, better known as “invasive species.” Find out why this is a problem for the natural world, the strange stories of how these plants and animals got here in the first place, and what you can do to help.

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Thursday, November 19 – Spotted Lanternfly Is Here

The spotted lanternfly has arrived in Morris County and has been found in several Morris County parks. Learn how to identify them, how to get rid of host plants, and where and when to report if you do find them in your yard. Winter is the time to find the egg masses and remove them from your trees. Register for this horticultural event here.

Thursday, December 3: Protecting Holiday Treasures

Join museum staff as they share insights about caring for your holiday family heirlooms to help extend their life in years to come, and take a peek at some of the historic ornaments in the Park Commission’s collections.

Thursday, December 10: Fact or Fiction – Nature Edition

Should I pick up a fallen baby bird? Do you get two worms when a worm is cut in half? Do black bears actually hibernate? Enjoy an interactive presentation while determining what really is fact or fiction regarding some of the most commonly seen and talked about New Jersey animals.  Register here.

Thursday, December 17: Bringing Greens Indoors 

Learn how to tell the difference between pine, fir, and spruce trees. Discover which kinds of greens in your own yard are perfect for cutting and how to successfully bring them inside for seasonal décor.  Register for this horticultural event here.