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Closter Nature Center, Closter

4.6
#56 of 78 in Wildlife in New Jersey
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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  • This place is a hidden gem in Closter. The nature center has a variety of different trails to walk/hike through the woods. There are log cabins, chickens, bunnies, frogs, ducks, deer, cute wooden...  more »
  • My grandson an I took the red trail -- or so I thought. At some point it morphed into the green trail. We were a bit pressed for time, so we turned back. It was a quiet and leisurely stroll -- but....  more »
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  • Nice pond.small parking for 10 vehicles.Fishing with Catch and release rule.
  • I was just walking the track on a Saturday morning when I saw a crowd of people surrounding what appeared to be a snapper turtle. The people were just staring at her, talking amongst themselves, placing grass and leaves near her mouth. What they didn’t realize was that she was preparing to lay eggs- which once the group left, she did! Her choice of “birthing center”, so to speak was concerning- as she chose the bed of mulch near the monkey bars, where the kids play. I could not leave- as little ones playing were getting too close to her. I waited about an hour- soon another mom walked over and informed me that there was a Nature& Science Center just down the road- she agreed to stay near the turtle to monitor while I took a ride to the center for advice. As I walked in, I was greeted by Mark and Willow- without hesitation, Mark exclaimed, “I think we have time to do a rescue, Willow, want to go rescue a snapper turtle?” Without question and within minutes, both were at the site, and it was mentioned that this momma turtle was tired and hungry. Mark gathered the eggs in a portable habitat to relocate them to safe ground for hatching and he was able to carry mom back as well to be fed before release back into her woods. I was so beyond impressed- please support good humans like Mark & Willow- they both restored my faith that amazing morning.

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