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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 21 - April 27, 2000 Programs set for Baldcypress Nature Cq.'00ater during May The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel is offering a number of spring programs. To register for any pro- gram, call the Nature Center at 875-5163. • Landscaping Essentials, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7. Master Gar- dener Louis Wilbank will discuss the particulars of landscape de- sign, covering topics including plant care and maintenance. The cost is $2 per person. • Nature Journaling, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 13. Participants will travel to the cypress swamp aboard the pontoon and to various other locations in the park to learn the proper techniques of nature observation, identification and useful ways to express the beauty of nature. Preregistration re- quired; $5 per person. • .Full Moon Hike, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 18. The light of the full moon will guide hikers through the woodlands of Trap Pond. Preregistration is required by calling the Nature Center. • Youth Fishing, 1 p.m, Satur- day, May 20. Anglers ages 15 arid under are invited to attend this in- structional program of fishing ba- sics. Bait and tackle are provided. Kids should meet at the bath- house. Preregistration is required by calling the Nature Center. • Wildflower Wander, 3 p.m, Saturday, May 20. Participants will take a leisurely walk in search of the Lady's Slipper or- chid. Medicinal and culinary uses of various plants will also be dis- cussed. • Backpacking 101: Training, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31; Excursion, 10 a.m., Saturday, June 3 to 11 a.m., Sunday, June 4. Call 875-5163 by May 27 to reg- ister. This is an opportunity for hiking enthusiasts who want to try backpacking without investing in equipment and gear. Enrollees must attend a training session where packs will be fired, menus planned and personal gear lists distributed. The course is limited to 10 peo- ple and participants must be 18 or older. The cost is $75 per person. • Spineless Wonders, 1 p.m., Sunday, May 21, and 11 a.m., Sat- urday, May 27. This two-part pro- gram takes a look at the world of invertebrates in both freshwater and saltwater communities. In the first session, the freshwater world of pond invertebrates, their adap- tations and habits will be exam- ined, with the second session fo- cusing on saltwater communities at Holts Landing State Park and the dune inhabitants at Fenwick Island State Park. Transportation from Trap Pond is provided. The workshop requires preregistra- tion. Call the Nature Center for more information. The cost is $5 per person, per session. • Down Home Hayride, 6 p.m, Saturday, May 27. The program welcomes the summer with an old-fashioned hayride to explore the park's beauty. After the ride, ice cold watermelon will be served. Preregistration is re- quired; the cost is $3 per person. • Glistening Pond, 6 p.m., Tues- day, May 30. As the pond settles down, participants can enjoy a quiet pontoon tour into the cy- press swamp. Register by calling the Nature Center. • Pontoon programs are also available at Trap Pond. Preregis- tration for these programs are re- quired by calling the Nature Cen- ter. The cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids 12 and under. Pon- toon tours are available on the fol- lowing dates: 3 p.m., Saturday, May 27; 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28; and 2 p.m., Monday, May 29. Register at the boathouse. Canoe programs are offered during the spring at Trap Pond. Here's a sampling: • Freshwater Adventures, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6. Naturalists from both Trap Pond and Killens Pond State Park will lead an canoeing journey along the once-important mill ponds. A shuttle will take canoeists to Kil- lens Pond to begin the adventure in Coursey Pond along the Mur- derkill River to McColley Pond. Then the group will travel to Trap Pond in the afternoon to explore the baldcypress swamp. The pro- gram is designed for canoeists able to paddle for an extended pe- riod of time. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Preregistration is required. The cost is $25 per person. • Mother's Day Canoe Outing, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 13. Families can treat Mom to a peaceful after- noon gliding across the waters of Trap Pond. Canoe instruction will be provided in advance of this two hour excursion. Preregistra- tion required. The cost is $10 per person, It's also time to register for summer camps at Trap Pond. • Freshwater Minnows Camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14. Children 8 to 10 will learn about aquatic habitats at Trap Pond State Park. Campers will conduct a pond study, ex- plore freshwater wetlands and ex- amine swamp ecology. Games, stories and plays will add to the run and reinforce lessons. The cost is $110 per child; the dead- line to register is June 15. • Naturals in Nature Camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28. Campers ages 10 to 12 will discover the array of plant, aquatic and terrestrial envi- ronments within Sussex County. Daily explorations and experi- ments will provide within Sussex County. Daily explorations and experi- ments will provide hands-on op- portunities to discover the won- ders of our natural world. Crafts, games and stories related to campers' adventures will allow campers to apply their scientific findings and new knowledge. $110 per child. The registration deadline is June 30, Dave & S kippy's Gourmet Bagel & Sandwich Shop Open WED - SUN 8am-3pm GOOD FOOD FAST! 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