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Spring Birding at Timber Creek set for April 28

Watch bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and other wildlife.

On April 28, enjoy Spring Birding at Timber Creek Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

Please join South Jersey Land and Water Trust staff member Michael Hogan for a two-hour guided tour of Timber Creek Park in Gloucester Township. The park is located at the intersection of Chews Landing Road and Taylor Avenue in Blackwood, NJ.

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Timber Creek Park is the former site of Slims Ranch and was purchased by Camden County for open space. The 60-acre park is located along the upper, tidal portion of the North Branch of the Big Timber Creek. The creek flows through a wide valley in this area and contains a mature hardwoods forest with large oaks, American beech and tulip poplar trees and tidal and forested wetlands. There are also stands of mountain laurel that bloom in late spring.

The trail follows the south bank of the Timber Creek. The tidal wetlands along the creek are a wintering site for waterfowl and bald eagles. Red-tailed hawks are occasional visitors. The woodlands along the creek provide habitat for wintering songbirds and spring migrants that follow the creek.

Michael will identify the park’s flora and fauna, including pink azaleas and very rare American chestnut trees. The trail may be muddy, so please wear appropriate foot wear.

Bring your camera and binoculars.

The group will meet at the parking lot. Entrance is off of Chews Landing Road.

Take the Black Horse Pike to Chews Landing Road, and then turn left into Timber Creek Park at approximately 3/10 of a mile from the Black Horse Pike.

Free for SJLWT members.

The price is $3 a person for non-SJLWT members. For more information, and maps contact Michael Hogan at (609) 476–2086/

Please RSVP to Michael.


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