Local Scenes
Kingston Greenways Association

COMING EVENTS

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 6 to 7:30 PM



Photo by John Keisers

SUNDAY EVENING WALK IN HEATHCOTE MEADOWS

Join Kingston Greenways Association as we explore Heathcote Meadows on a Sunday evening walk. Come enjoy the late summer grasses, goldenrods and butterflies in this meadow environment, bordered by forest. The walk starts from the paved parking lot at the end of Monroe Court, Kingston, NJ. The trails are flat, but a hat, bug spray, water, and closed-toed shoes are recommended to avoid hazards such as a brush with poison ivy.

Meeting point: Map
Free and all are welcome!

SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7 PM, on ZOOM

DOUG TALLAMY ZOOM PROGRAM

Doug Tallamy will talk to us about the subject of his latest book, The Nature of Oaks.



 

Not to be missed! Please email Tari to be added to the notification list.


PAST EVENTS

EARTH DAY CLEANUPS
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Fine weather and a robust turnout on both the Franklin and South Brunswick sides of Route 27 resulted in one of the best Earth Day cleanups ever!



Above, volunteers at the morning session collected 20 bags of trash near Rockingham Historic Site and along Laurel Avenue.

Below, afternoon litter collectors found plenty to fill their bags in the Mapleton Preserve (including the new "Blue" Trail, to be officially opened on June 4th, National Trails Day), on the Rail Trail, and along Ridge Road and Division Street.

Photos by BreeAnne Lemmerling











 



CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
December 19, 2021

Led by trustee Karen Linder, seven counters helped complete the Kingston segment of the 2021 Audubon Christmas Bird Count. All told, the day was pretty quiet. Our species count of 38 was normal but our totals were a little on the low side. However, the two pileated woodpeckers and the 54 turkeys seen near Ridge Road the day before the count were definitely highlights. Robins have been very abundant in Kingston this winter, as they are still feasting on holly berries and callery pears. The official tally may be viewed here:

2021 Audubon Christmas Bird Count