Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lorrimer Sanctuary

Lorrimer Sanctuary was bequeathed to the New Jersey Audubon Society by Ms. Lucine L. Lorrimer in 1956. It is one of 10 staffed centers in NJ.

The main house, parts of which date back to the late 1700's, is the present visitors' center and Sanctuary office. It has an exhibit and lecture room, winter bird feeding station, interpretive displays, hands-on exhibits, and a gift shop, the proceeds of which benefit the Sanctuary.

There is a self-guiding trail system that winds through the 14 acres of land.

Much of the acreage is second-growth woods (mostly oak, maple, ash, and beech); and small stands of planted evergreens. The trails are open during Sanctuary hours.

Grey tree frog
Originally uploaded by Jersey Bug
From the NJ Audubon Flickr group

For children(Pre-K through Grade 6), the Sanctuary offers programs including one on endangered species. Offerings include: Summer Natural History Day Camps, Class Field Trips, "On-Site" School Programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Classes and Saturday Nature Classes.

For adults, there are Nature Study Workshops, Slide Presentations for Groups, Nature Weekends, Teacher Education Workshops and Birdwatching Field Trips.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION – PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS, since group size is limited and a minimum number of participants is necessary. Paid registration, including a daytime phone number, at least one week prior to the program ensures a place.

790 Ewing Avenue
PO Box 125
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
(201) 891-2185

HOURS: Wednesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m