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Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
The three lakes at Assunpink are popular rest stops for migration waterfowl in the fall. Adjacent to large area of fields and hedgerows, Assunpink is one of the best birding areas in central New Jersey.
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Rancocas Nature Center
Description: North of the Rancocas Creek and adjacent to Rancocas State park is a 130-year old farmhouse. The farmhouse, turned into a nature center by the New Jersey Audubon Society, has a museum, bookshop, and classroom. The habitats protected here include a freshwater marsh, a mixed-oak forest, old fields, conifer plantations, and stands of American holly.

Wildlife to Watch: Birding is best in May, but over 160 species of birds live in the area year-round. Red-tailed hawks and mammals such as white-tailed deer, red foxes, and muskrats are especially visible year-round. Wood ducks nest around the marshes from April to September, and Canada geese and other waterfowl are usually present in February and March.

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Other Activities: Self-guided trails radiate out from the nature center into the adjoining parkland.

Ownership: New Jersey Audubon Society 
Size: 120 acres 
Closest Town: Mount Holly


Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Interstate 295, take the Westampton exit 45A. Travel east on County Road 626 (Rancocas Road) for 1.7 miles to the entrance on the right.

For more information call (609) 261-2495.

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Rancocas Nature Center : Wildlife Viewing Area