WOODLAND TWP. – On warm, humid nights in late spring and early summer, the iconic tree frogs of the Pine Barrens gather at ponds for their annual mating ritual.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation will hold an outing to the Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth on Saturday, June 16, from 7 – 11 p.m. to look and listen for Pine Barren Tree Frogs.
Russell Juelg, land steward and Pine Barrens educator for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will lead a hike to ponds at the Preserve where the tree frogs' distinctive "quonk-quonk-quonk" mating call can be heard.
A state endangered species, the Pine Barrens tree frog is less than two inches long and is a vibrant green with bold markings.
The cost of the outing is $5 for adults, free for children. Advance reservations are required. For information and reservations, contact Laura Szwak at email@example.com or 908-234-1225. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 14.
Participants should bring flashlights and wear long pants and long-sleeves shirts to avoid exposure to mosquitoes.
The Pine Barrens Tree Frog Outing is part of New Jersey Conservation Foundation's "Step Into Nature" series of walks, hikes and fun outdoor activities. For a full schedule, go to www.njconservation.org/njcfevents.cfm.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, the Foundation has helped preserve more than 120,000 acres of open space and farmland. For more information on the foundation's programs and preserves, visit www.njconservation.org or call 1-888-LAND-SAVE (1-888-526-3728).
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