Come check out our "Cool Critters" area.  Meet and greet the animals of the Sourlands.....domestic and native.

There will be hands-on activities for children.  Naturalists will be on-hand to answer questions about our beautiful Sourland Mountain region and its wildlife.

A fun and educational afternoon for all ages!

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Those who will be joining us in 2019 include:


“The Seeing Eye” will be with us again.  Come meet the volunteer puppy raisers and their dogs.  Learn about this amazing organization and how they are changing people’s lives.


Have you ever held a tarantula?  The Philadelphia Insectarium will be joining us again with an exciting array of insects and information on this fascinating world.


Swallow Hill Farm Alpacas

Come meet the Flanagan’s and their Alpacas.  Learn what’s involved in raising these adorable animals.  Children will be able to make nesting balls which can be hung in the yard to help the birds this year




Learn about the critters and plant life that call our local swamps their home.


Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association

Find out what all the buzzzz is about.  Beeee amazed as you watch the demonstration hive and learn the interesting facts about these valuable critters.



Wally the Woodchuck will be back and wants you to stop by The Watershed Institute’s table to meet some of his wildlife friends and to learn about protecting our water resources.


Wildlife Center Friends has a mission to support efforts to rescue and rehabilitate native wildlife and their habitats.  Stop by their table to learn more about this organization which is so vital to our community.


New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors 

An Americorps Program

Volunteers from the Sourland Conservancy are working with the New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors in a stream monitoring program in the Sourland Mountains.  Stop by their table to learn about the interesting results from this monitoring and to see a display of macro-invertebrates.


Sourland Pet Health provides house call veterinary services for the Sourland Mountain and surrounding areas.  Learn about the relationship between pets and the Sourland environment with regards to pet’s interactions with wild life, parasite exposure to pets and their families and pet’s affects on the environment.


Small hospital – big medicine.  Begun more than 30 years ago, this multi-doctor facility located in Blawenburg is a full service veterinary hospital.  The facility is known simply as the Animal Hospital.  They will be sharing a table with Sourland Pet Health.