Join The 2017 Cape May Spring Festival

Join The 2017 Cape May Spring Festival

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2017 Cape May Spring Festival

Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 PM –
Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Grand Hotel (May 19-21) 609-884-5611
CMBO 609-246-3581 ext 910
1045 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
United States

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This year, The 2017 Cape May Spring Festival has a new twist with much emphasis on wildlife habitat. As you know, we’re at the center of the Atlantic Flyway. However, another reason we have such an incredible variety of birds is because of our variety of habitats. Some of which are greatly enhanced by human intervention to preserve native habitats. Our committed team works tirelessly to remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants. Be a part of this spectacular Spring Festival, and enjoy our experts sharing their knowledge on several subjects. Register today, space is limited.

Our Sensational Bird Walks Are Worth the Price of Admission

May 19-21, 2017

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We will make sure our traditional walks at Cape May’s signature locations are all on the schedule. These include: Higbee Beach, The Meadows, Cox Hall Creek WMA, Rea Farm, Cape May Point State Park, Belleplain State Forest, Stone Harbor Point, and Heislerville Wildlife Management Area. Get ready to pack your schedule as our outstanding leaders take you on these adventures.

SPRING_2017_outlined_700A Few of This Year’s Highlights
– Our Saturday Luncheon will feature Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home. It’s the wildlife habitat gardener’s Bible! Dr. Tallamy is one of the finest speakers on any subject you will ever encounter. He is sure to inspire you to plant for birds and pollinators. You will have the chance to be one of the lucky individuals to take an exclusive Trolley trip with Dr. Tallamy and Pat Sutton to visit local wildlife gardens. The trip ends at the Wildlife-friendly Plant Sale at the Nature Center of Cape May, and you’ve got the experts right there with you to help you select the right plants to transform your backyard to a wildlife delight.
– Are you hoping for Jaegers, Gannets and some lifer sea birds? Try the overnight pelagic trip, which leaves from Utsch’s Marina on Saturday night and returns on Sunday afternoon. We will have a terrific bunch of leaders on this trip.

– Explore our beaches and witness millions of years of co-evolution between horseshoe crabs and a suite of beach-foraging birds. On Saturday evening, choose one of our Sunset experiences. Whether walking the Meadows, scanning from Sunset Beach, or further up the Bayshore at Cooks Beach, springtime sunsets can be magical in Cape May (Cape May Sunset photo courtesy Scott Whittle).

– Join Dale Rosselet and Kevin Karlson for some personal tips based on their book Birding by Impression.

– Our Friday night keynote with Pat and Clay Sutton on “An entertaining and informative look at some our favorite, but most elusive, feathered friends.”, is a long-time favorite that just keeps getting better.