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Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Check out Morris County Parks Commission’s Calendar of Events

Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, parents and youngsters will all find something to pique their interest at Morris County Parks.

To view all special events at Morris County Parks, visit the special events site or the calendar.

Morris Parks Invites Visitors for Sunrise Photography, Ice Cutting, Swamp Stroll

Visitors cutting ice at Fosterfields in 2014.

Here are a few  highlights:

New Year’s Swamp Stroll

Saturday, Jan. 2, 10-11 a.m., Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Chatham Township, Preregistration is required.  Cost:  $5 per person age 3 & up. FREE for children under age 3.

Celebrate the new year with a peaceful nature walk at the Great Swamp, learning about wildlife and plants along the way. For details, call 973.635.6629. Register here.

Virtual Plant of the Month Club for Kids

Monday, Jan. 4, from 4 – 4:45 p.m., online, for ages 6 – 12. Preregistration is required.  Cost: $10 per child.

In January, learn all about plants that you can clone and plants that clone themselves. Plant of the Month Club introduces youngsters to virtually meet with other plant lovers, get their hands dirty, plant a new kind of interesting, creepy, unusual, or rare plant, and learn how to take care of it.  For more information, 973.326.7601. Register here.

Barnyard in Winter – Ice Cutting and Wood Sawing

Friday, January 15, 3 – 4 p.m., for all ages, Fosterfields Living History Farm, Morristown. Cost: $10 per person. Registration is required.

Join the staff at Fosterfields for this new, interactive program. This month come to the farm to participate in two very important winter activities: ice cutting and wood sawing. Cut the ice and put it on the sled for its journey to the icehouse, and saw wood to keep the woodstove burning.   For more information, call 973-631-5022. Register here.

Golden Hour Photography – A Chilly Winter’s Morning

Sunday, Jan. 17, two-hour program beginning around sunrise, for ages 18 and up. Fosterfields Living History Farm, Morristown. Cost: $20 per person.

See Fosterfields like never before.  The beauty of a chilly January morning is brought to life by the rays of the sun, glistening on frosted trees, buildings and fences.  We might even see some snow blanketing the farm.  Amateur and professional photographers are invited to this unique morning experience to photograph the beauty of the farm.  For more information, call 973-631-5022. Register here.

Winter Plants at the Kay Center

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Adults, Kay Environmental Center, Chester Twp. Cost: $15 per person.

Get some fresh air and learn the science of winter plant identification along the easy, scenic trails of the Kay Center. Call (973) 631-5343 for more information.  Register here.