Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NJ WILD Outdoor Expo

The NJDEP's fourth annual NJ WILD Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

This fun-filled family event is designed for visitors to discover new ways to appreciate and enjoy New Jersey's great outdoors. Participants have an opportunity to try a broad spectrum of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, hiking, shooting sports, rock climbing, camping skills, off-road bicycling, geocaching and wildlife watching. Demonstrations of sporting and tracking dogs, historical re-enactments, SCUBA dives, turkey calling, nature photography and much more await.

Admission and parking are free. Most activities are free, except for a few that are offered for a modest fee.

The WILD Outdoor Expo is hosted by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, Division of Parks and Forestry, the Green Acres Program and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. The event also has several sponsors, and exhibitors and vendors from the field of outdoor recreation will be on site. Food vendors will also participate; you are welcome to bring and enjoy your own in the picnic tent.

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  1. You should ass a third poisonous snake to the list. While visiting family members in the southern-most area of New Jersey, we definitely spotted a cottonmouth. We got a very good, extended look, no mistake.

  2. Cottonmouths are venomous semi-aquatic snakes often referred to as “water moccasins.” Their range is south of NJ with the northern terminus listed as northern Virginia. Often, the non-venomous northern water snake is misidentified as the water moccasin (cottonmouth) which does
    not occur in New Jersey. The only possibility would be if one was placed here by someone and in that case it would likely not survive the range of seasons.
    Look at the online brochure at