Learn more about migratory waterfowl in New Jersey during the Winter Duck Walks offered by the Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist staff.

Every winter the Abbott Marshlands becomes a popular vacation destination — for ducks, that is. Join the Mercer County Park Commission Naturalist staff at Roebling Park on Sunday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. for a free Winter Duck Walk.

Many species of duck flock to the wetlands and waterways of New Jersey each winter, including our own Abbott Marshlands. Here they can find the food needed to refuel, spend some time bonding with potential mates and rest before their next long trip. Learn about these migrating waterfowl and their journey, then stop by the Tulpehaking Nature Center to warm up with hot chocolate.

Dress for cold, windy weather. Bring a pair of binoculars if you have them; extra binoculars will be available for those who do not. This program is free and appropriate for adults and teens. Register by calling the Nature Programs at (609) 888-3218.

For more information about the Nature Center, programs and schedule of events, please visit mercercountyparks.org.