Atlantic County in New Jersey is not only about Atlantic City. A small town called Estell Manor nicknamed "Small City Charm in the Pines" is only one of 56 municipalities located in the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve.
On Tuesday, July 29, at 7-8:30 p.m. at the Warren E. Fox Nature Center, families and individuals interested in fishing and the environment are invited to join Fred Akers, “Watershed Fred” to learn about the life histories of migratory fish in Lake Lenape and the Great Egg Harbor River. This presentation will examine the life cycles of species such as; river shad, white perch, herring, and the American eel, and their relationship to larger species of fish such as striped bass, and fish-eating birds, including osprey, great blue heron, and the federally threatened bald eagle.
The Nature Center is full of information in the form of displays, brochures, and their dedicated staff. There is a display of trees and their leaves, for those of you that are stuck on that school project. There are stuffed animals, so you can see what a certain animal really looks like. They have artifacts from Native Americans, the Glassworks and the Bethlehem Loading Company. If you don't see it in the Nature Center, just ask. Naturalists have an extensive knowledge of the natural world. Besides, if they don't know, they have a large library in which to search.
The Estell Manor Park has 1,677 acres of land with several amenities available for year-round activities; A Birding & Wildlife Map, Mountain Biking Trails, Facilities for Camping, Kayak & Canoe Access, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Guided Hikes, Handicapped-Barrier Free, Hiking, Historic Sites, Unimproved Trails, Hunting, Inline Skating, Exercise Trail, Nature Trails, Nature Center, Pavilions, Playground, Picnic Tables, Rest Rooms, Scenic View, Softball, Soccer, Veterans Cemetery and Volleyball.
For any questions or to register, call Karen Zindell (609)625-7000, x5431.