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WENONAH — The Gloucester County Nature Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3 Lenape Trail, Wenonah, 08090. (Lenape Trail is located just off Mantua Avenue at Woodbury-Glassboro Road.)

The program will be “Fossils of New Jersey’s Coastal Plain,” presented by Ned Gilmore, Collection Manager of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Below us are layers of ancient sediment which hold remains of prehistoric life that once lived in the region.

Gilmore will discuss unique and interesting fossils found in the state’s coastal plain sediments.

Special highlights will be fossils and fossil site locations within Gloucester County.

If you have a fossil, particularly one collected locally, that you would like identified, you’re welcome to bring it for Gilmore to examine.

Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, September through June, and are free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit www.gcnatureclub.org

The January Field Trip, Painting Nature, is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. You’re invited to join artist Nicole Blank to create a whimsical tree with a goldfinch to celebrate the Gloucester County Nature Club’s 65th anniversary.

Blank will bring supplies and act as your instructor. No artistic ability or painting experience is needed — just a willingness to have fun, snack on hors d’oeuvres, socialize with old and new friends and learn to paint your own keepsake. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

The fee is $22 per person and participation is limited to the first 20 people. Please register by Monday, Jan. 5 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once your spot is reserved, you will receive a confirmation with directions.

To see some of the artwork that Nicole has done, visit www.facebook.com/nicole.ciminoblank and http://www.nicoleblankart.com/.

Up-to date Field Trip information can also be found on the Meetup website: http://www.meetup.com/Gloucester-County-Nature-Clubhttp://www.meetup.com/Gloucester-County-Nature-Club.