Red wooden bridge in a Japanese meditation garden at Duke Farms, Hillsborough, New Jersey

Somerset County Park Commission’s Environmental Education Center will be hosting a Swamp Search Scavenger Hunt” at Lord Stirling Park on Sunday, April 24.

Participants will hike the trails while searching for answers to clues and learning about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource.

“This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the outdoors and learn interesting facts about the Great Swamp,” said Somerset County Secretary-Director Geoffrey Soriano in a press release. “Participants may even get a chance to interact with a few live critters that serve as education ambassadors.”

The Great Swamp is an important habitat used for migration, resting and feeding, and as a permanent home for more than 244 species of birds.

Scavenger Hunt Date, Time and Location
The event will occur at the Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920, on Sunday, April 24, from 12 to 3 p.m. Participants should sign in between 12 and 1 p.m., to obtain their scavenger hunt clues. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information, call 908-722-1200 ext. 5002.