Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Winter Break Hikes

Take a Hike: Winter break hikes being offered throughout Morris County, NJ |

The woods may look inactive in winter. But they're not, says Douglas Vorolieff, senior teacher naturalist at the Morris County Park Commission.

One way to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's Day is to take a guided hike through a local forest. There are many from which to choose.

In a recent walk on Pyramid Mountain in Montville, Vorolieff pointed to a bird in a tree.

"There's the dark-eyed junco," he said. "Many people don't realize some birds actually migrate to New Jersey for the winter, and the junco is one. We start seeing them in October and they'll be here until March, when they migrate north."

Vorolieff, who is to lead an easy Family Walk on Pyramid Mountain Wednesday, will introduce participants to many wonders of the woods...

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