The Tulpehaking Nature Center offers families a rare glimpse into the lives of our region’s bald eagles with a presentation of “Bald Eagles in Your Backyard” on Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.

In this program, researchers studying bald eagles with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will share their stories of these magnificent raptors living along the Crosswicks Creek in the Abbott Marshlands and surrounding areas of Mercer and Burlington counties. Visitors will get to see and touch artifacts from eagles and their nests and then meet a live bald eagle, presented by the Mercer County Wildlife Center.

On a future date in May, visitors will have the chance to see the Abbott Marshlands bald eagle nest in person with a public viewing near the site in the D&R Canal State Park.

The program is $5-per-person suggested donation. Visitors also have the chance to win a one-of-a-kind custom birdhouse that will be raffled off at the end of the program. All proceeds will benefit the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and Wildlife Center Friends.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton and is open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 609-303-0704 for more information.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore and discover the many cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands. The nature center is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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