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

Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.: Ghost Crabs & Mole Crabs
Wonder what shorebirds feed their young, and who lives in those holes on the beach? Find out in this program, which includes a slide show and a beach walk, where we’ll find some of these mysterious creatures.

Saturday, Aug. 25 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 one and a half hours, and are fun for novice and experienced birders alike.

Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.: Full Moon Walk
This evening we will 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 one and a half hours, 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