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Excursion: New Jersey Pine Barrens

June 15, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 pm

$90 – $130

Departs from the Wister Center at 7 am; approximate return 7 pm


Visit one of the region’s most unique environments and learn about carnivorous plants, cranberry and blueberry farming, and more! Our guide for the day will be Mark Szutarski, who describes himself as a weekend botanist and who led an entertaining and informative Scott Arboretum Pine Barrens trip last fall. This June’s trip would be great for anyone interested in unusual plants, interesting habitats, and Pine Barrens history. If you enjoyed last year’s trip, you won’t want to miss visiting some new locations and seeing the local plants at a different time of year. Our first stop will be a walk around Pakim Pond, where Mark will talk about carnivorous plants and the area’s other native plants. Next, we’ll head to Whitesbog, a historic area known for its cranberry farms and its crucial role in developing the cultivars and knowledge needed to get blueberries started as a commercial crop. Then, we’ll head to Webbs Mill, where there are pinelands and a boardwalk leading into the wetlands. Finally, we’ll stop at Warren Grove to learn more about the pinelands and the area’s flora.


To be able to see all that this trip has to offer, a considerable amount of walking is required. Please dress for rain or shine with long pants and comfortable, close-toed walking shoes.  Bring your own lunch. Limit: 25.


Members: $90                   Non-members: $130

To register, please call 610-328-8025.

A terrific incentive to become a member! Excursions with the Scott Associates are member benefits; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 one-year Individual Membership.


Cancellation Policy:

–          The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems. Please provide us with your email so we have a way to notify you regarding scheduling changes.

–          No refunds are available for day bus trips.


June 15, 2018
2:00 am - 2:00 pm
$90 – $130
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Wister Center – Gillespie Room
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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