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This 45-acre township-owned property offers a stream, forest, meadow, network of trails and a community nature center. They are ideal for you, your family or a school field trip.  We are located at 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648.

The “Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center” is a community volunteer organization.   Please join us,we need your help and support!

For more information about the Lawrence Nature Center,  please contact the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067,  go to www. lawrencetwp.com   or email lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com



The Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center (FLNC) meet at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Nature Center. Please call the Lawrence Township Recreation Department at 609-844-7067 for schedule changes.

The LNC Education Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lawrence Nature Center. Check the attached for updates and details.

You can also reach the Friends of the Lawrence Nature Center and the LNC Education Committee by emailing: lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com


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Board of directors

Anne Demarais, President 
Sue Herrmann, Vice President 
Linda Townsend, Treasurer 
John Gaskins, Secretary 
Rick Dutko, Naturalist 

2014 FLNC Board Members
Teresita Bastides‐Heron
Dave Bosted
Linda Burroughs
 Heidi D’Ascoli
Helen Dutko
Mike Erdie
Janet Kane
Pam Mount
Virginia Tomat 


by Rick Dutko

The 114th annual National Audubon Society - Princeton Christmas Bird Count began to look like the perfect storm of events. The forecast for Saturday included a winter storm called Electra with its low pressure system predicted to be in the Princeton area around the start time of the tally. I then got a call from fellow CBC birder Tom Cosmas who was under the weather himself and had to bail out on the event which he had steadfastly participated in for over a decade. Fortunately the snow had stopped early on Saturday evening but the rain continued throughout the night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Start time temperature was a frigid 29 degrees. When I went to my vehicle in the driveway, it was encased in a layer of ice. I decided against the short drive to Drexel Woods and determined it would be safer to walk. As I crossed the frozen snow covered ground, my boots broke through the encrusted top layer with a loud crunching sound. “Great” I thought … “this will put a damper on the strategy to stealthily survey the feather friends in the field and forest”. I consider myself an optimistic person. When I first heard of the miserable weather forecast I thought, “this could make for some good birding”. It turned out to be just that. For more on this article

2013 Christmas  



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