Cape May Event Calendar

Tag: Wildlife

Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Celebration Days

From May 11-May 19, join The Wetlands Institute for Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Celebration Days – a commemoration of one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles: the annual horseshoe crab spawning and mass migration of shorebirds. Ideal for nature enthusiasts of all ages, guests will enjoy a variety of special programs and hands-on education and… Read more »


Monarchs & Cape May: A Migration Story

Join Cape May Bird Observatory’s (CMBO) Monarch Field Naturalists, Maya Clark & Anna Haggenjos, as they discuss all things Monarch Butterflies! They will review monarch ecology and lifecycle, as well as the efforts of CMBO’s Monarch Monitoring Project to increase our understanding of the fall migration of monarchs along the Atlantic coast, through both research… Read more »


Lower Township beach MLG

Guided Beachcombing Walk

Explore the beach with us and find natural treasures. Meet at the Cape May Point Science Center before heading to the beach with your guides Atlantic Cape Professors Chris Carbone and Richard Perello. Microscopes and magnifying glasses will be provided by Atlantic Cape so you can take a closer look at your discoveries at the… Read more »


The Nature Place with Nature Nick

The Nature Place, sponsored by New Jersey Audubon. Come and see Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, with live animals from all over the world. Visit our Nature-themed vendors. Monarch bufferfly tagging demonstrations at noon daily. Nature Nick shows twice Friday, and three times Saturday and Sunday. Free tote bags. Scavenger hunt with prizes. All free and… Read more »


Family-friendly Guided Nature Walk

Join us for an easy, educational walk on the beautiful Refuge trails led by a wildlife expert. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. Children are definitely welcome! Two Mile Beach Unit, 12001 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest


Meghan Kolk and George Reed – Meet the Artists Reception

The work of Meghan Kolk and George Reed will be featured in the Harbor Gallery at the Nature Center of Cape May for the month of October. The public is invited to the ‘Meet the Artists Reception’ on Friday, October 6th from 4-6pm. “We welcome these two amazing artists as we turn our attention to… Read more »


Protecting and Enhancing Cape May’s Natural Spaces

Get engaged with your neighbors and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA)! Share your interests and concerns about open space in Cape May County. Jason Howell, Public Lands Advocate for PPA will talk about volunteer opportunities in state forests and parks, and Assistant Executive Director, Jaclyn Rhoads will share information about the Landscape Makeover Program. *Space is limited.


Cape Island Ocean Festival

Join us at the Nature Center of Cape May as we celebrate the ocean at the Cape Island Ocean Festival. The day will begin with a flow yoga class with Emily Wilmoth and a beach clean of the Cape May Harbor beach across from the Center with Jillian Simons. The day will continue with fun… Read more »