Tucked into a corner of Hunterdon County, Woodlands Wildlife Refuge has been caring for and releasing thousands of orphaned and injured native wild animals for 30 years. On Sunday, September 18th, from 1 pm – 5 pm, Woodlands will hold its annual Community Day, offering the public a rare opportunity to visit one of New Jersey’s foremost wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Due to the nature of its work, Woodlands is normally closed to the public except for patient admissions and scheduled education programs.
Tickets reserved before September 11th receive a $5.00 discount off the $25 admission donation. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not required but will be helpful in planning. Event will be rain or shine. Visit http://woodlandswildlife.org/ for full sponsorship and event information or call 908-730-8300 ext. 8.
Community Day is an interactive, fun and educational family day. The afternoon includes self-guided tours, and the Kid’s Den, an interactive area with wildlife focused activities and crafts. Wildlife experts will be on hand to discuss a variety of topics including your wild neighbors, solutions to wildlife concerns, black bears and the state’s threatened and endangered species. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Woodlands’ resident Sulcata tortoise, Canadian lynx, gray squirrel, Eastern box turtle, Virginia opossum and raccoon and discover how these non-releasable education animals benefit Woodlands.