On Friday at the Garden State Discovery Museum I learned that we can get in free at Woodford Cedar Run with our museum membership. Cedar Run is a Wildlife Refuge founded in 1957. They have a rehab hospital that takes in various injured and sick local wildlife and rehabilitate these animals to release them back into the wild. Some animals obviously can't be returned to the wild so they become residents of the facility and are used for learning purposes and environmental education. They now have 184 wooded acres surrounding Cedar Run lake. Beautiful location.
Yesterday morning (Monday) I decided to check it out with Jason. I didn't know what to expect, as the last time I was there was probably 20-25 years ago with girl scouts. They have some learning-type activities inside the building, probably more suited to Tyler. However Jason did like the room with the snakes and turtle. After then we went outside, and being that it had gotten quite chilly, we opted to skip the hike and instead just cross the bridge to the area with the animals. We saw some fun animals such as hawks, bald eagles, various birds, deer, geese, and even a skunk that a volunteer had outside of the hospital for a little playtime. We also saw some actually wild animals roaming around freely like squirrels, various birds, turkeys, turkey vultures, guinea fowl, geese, ducks, and even a deer. It was a nice morning and I think we'll be back another time with Tyler as well to teach him about the wonderful work they do there and learn a little and have fun in the process.
Mother's Day 2018
2 months ago