Join Hawk Rise Sanctuary on July 12th for a Special Evening All About Bats
Join the naturalists of Hawk Rise Sanctuary on July 12, 2019 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. for a special evening program and learn all about bats and their many important roles in nature. We will bust some common myths about these fascinating but misunderstood animals and discuss some of the ways we can help to protect them. As the sun goes down, we will head out on the trail and try to pick up their echolocation calls with our bat detector. There is nothing quite like a nature walk at night, so come get batty with us! This program is open to all. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight if desired. Cost: Free. No registration required.
About Hawk Rise Sanctuary
Close to Route 1 in Linden, in an industrial area with strip malls, a police firing range, and a filled in landfill you’ll find a hidden treasure. In one of the last places you’d think to find an ecological preserve, is Hawk Rise Sanctuary! Hawk Rise was opened in 2012 and is maintained by the NJ Audubon. The flat trails inside are about 1.5 miles long, and the sanctuary spans 95 acres.
Open daily from sunrise to sunset. At the entrance to Hawk Rise is information for visitors including animal and plant species to look for, as well as any upcoming programs. There’s a Porta-Potty but no other facilities at the location so plan accordingly! At the start of the sanctuary you have options on which way to go, and throughout the park there are other forks in the trails – choose wisely but be sure to go back and see what you missed. Events are held throughout the year visit https://njaudubon.org/centers/hawk-rise-sanctuary/.