Visit the Long Beach Island Foundation for Earth Day Celebration

Apr 17, 2017
Photo by: Ryan Morrill A pair of ospreys at a nest at LBIF.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. On April 22, the LBIF Science Committee and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will host a special Science Saturday featuring a native plant sale and guided bird tours along the nature trail on the Foundation grounds.

“The event will be centered around promoting bay-friendly landscaping using native species,” LBIF Outreach and Development Coordinator Amy Carreño noted. “A selection of native perennial wildflowers, shrubs and trees will be for sale,” including, respectively, seaside goldenrod and blazing star, groundsel tree and beach plum, and Eastern red bud and Virginia pine.

“All species provide food or shelter for wildlife and ecological services to help improve the quality of our environment,” said Carreño.

Members of the LBIF and CWF receive 20 percent off all plants.

Attendees can also take a guided walk on the nature trail, which runs from the maritime forest to the bay.

The Earth Day event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the LBIF, located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies.

Breakfast treats will be provided by Little Bite of Italy of Surf City.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org. LBIF is also on Facebook, at facebook.com/LBIFAS.  —J.K.H.

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