Family-friendly, Free Nature Programs at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m.: Ecology of the Dunes & Beach
How did our barrier islands get here? What unique species live here? How have the dunes changed? Get answers to these questions in a family-friendly exploration of the barrier island.

Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m.: Family Bird & Nature Walk
Visit this unique natural area, with a dune forest between untouched beach dunes and salt marsh. Birds and butterflies are plentiful. Binoculars can be provided. Walks last about an hour and a half, and are fun for novice and experienced birders alike.

Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.: Full Moon Walk
This evening we offer a full moon walk on the beach, a family-oriented activity focusing on the natural history of the beach at night. See animals galore, and watch the moon rise over the ocean. The full walk lasts about an hour and a half, but participants may turn back at any time.

All programs start at the Visitors’ Center, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), just west of Wildwood Crest. No pre-registration is required, but sunscreen, insect repellant and water are recommended. For more information or directions, call (609) 729-2635 or email