The 'Goatel' at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (October 2019)
In This Issue
Celebrate Fall
Join us for this fun autumn festival!
  • Green Goats - meet the goats grazing in the Bowl
  • Spooky Trail Walk & Pumpkin Decorating
  • Fall Games, Crafts and Activities
  • Seasonal Cooking Demonstrations
  • What's the Buzz - bee activities, honey tasting and bee parade!
  • Live Animal Shows by Wallaby Tales
  • Karen Fitzgerald 360° Cosmic Landscape Revelations - Gilded tondo oil paintings and watercolor landscapes, as seen through a looking glass
  • Vendors and Food Trucks
  • Photo sessions with photographer Bruce Lorenz
This year RRA is partnering with SHIP to collect food for the hungry. Please bring a non-perishable item with you and collection bins will be located at the entrance.
For more information, please click here!

The "Goatel" Has Reopened!

Our grazing friends from Green Goats in Rhinebeck, NY are back at the Arboretum helping us clear away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal will allow for the annual restoration and replanting of the Daffodil Bowl with bulbs for a spectacular spring.
This "Green Goat" initiative would not be possible without your help! For $25, you can sponsor a goat and receive your very own official certificate of 'Good Goatsmanship'.  Please click here to sponsor a goat or two!
The goats will be our featured guests at Celebrate Fall on Sunday, October 20 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sponsorship of a goat will entitle you to free entry! Please stop by for a visit!

Adult Education
Fall In Love With Trees: 
A Four Part Lecture Series
Thursday, October 24 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The fourth and final lecture in the Fall In Love With Trees series, Trees and Neighbors,  will feature Attorney Rachel Roat who will discuss laws governing private trees and offer strategies for resolving disputes between neighbors.

This program will take place at Reeves-Reed Arboretum starting at 7:30 pm. There is no charge for these sessions, but space is limited and reservations are encouraged.

Please click here to register.

Garden Photo Walk
Wednesday, October 30 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Enjoy a casual photo walk through our colorful and lush gardens with community photo expert Theresa Keil of Mack Camera. Bring your DSLR or point and shoot camera and learn how to take both zoom and wide angle photographs of natural objects such as flowers and waterfalls. Exposure settings and general focus guidance will be available for those who request extra help.  Registration is required. 

Please click here to register.

Family and Children's Programs
Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This fall we will celebrate New Jersey and learn about all the things that make this state great! From the state bird, through to the state insect, each class will focus on a different state symbol and include a nature walk, story, and a one-of-a-kind art project. Registration is required.

Please click here for a list of topics and to register.

Oak Tree Girl Workshop
(for girls ages 7 to 14)
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A creative workshop designed for girls to practice being brave, assertive, empowered, and grounded like Mighty Oaks. Girls today are inundated with messages telling them to be like the willow tree: Pretty. Gentle. Not take up space. This workshop is designed to help change that. The program is led by Brooke Campbell, MA, RDT-BCT, LCAT; Founder and Director of Creative Kinections and The Mighty Oak. 

Please click here to register.

The Growing Garden
Part 1 Mosaics on Saturday, November 2 
Part 2 Pot Planting on Saturday, November 16
(for adults and children ages 10 and up)

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to partner with the Morris County School of Glass to offer several programs together!
Part 1: Mosaics  on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This fun and easy class will explore color, texture and design to create a totally unique flower pot. Learn techniques for cutting and shaping colored sheet glass while the instructor covers the history, design and terminology of this ancient art.
Part 2: Pot Planting  on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am 
Now that you have your beautiful flower pot, it's time to get dirty and plant it up at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Learn about different types of plants and what will work best in your home. Select from a variety of plants to create a unique in-home masterpiece.

Please click here to register.

NJEA Mini-Camps
(for children ages 5-8)
Tuesday, November 5 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday, November 7 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

These mini-camps, offered during the NJEA convention, provide children with an opportunity to spend time outside exploring and learning in a fun and exciting way! Through games, crafts, stories and hikes children will learn all about animals' special features and behaviors. Sign up for one day or take advantage of the $25 savings by signing up for both Thursday and Friday! Please use the promo code "MULTI" when registering online to receive the discount. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from 9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

There is no Discovery Saturday this week due to Celebrate Fall preparations, but join us on October 26! Our weekly drop-in program that week focuses on AcornsDrop by the Stackhouse Education Center for a hands-on exploration of nature!  Please click here  for more information and a listing of our upcoming topics.

Discovery Saturdays is free for RRA Members!

Other News
Volunteering Can Put You In the Holiday Spirit! 

Join us this November and December as we get the Arboretum ready for the holiday season. From decorating Wisner House inside and out, creating winter displays in flower pots and garden beds, to crafting unique centerpieces and wreaths to sell in our holiday garden shoppe, you'll have tons of opportunities to unleash your imagination! Come join the fun; all are welcome!  Please click here for more information and to sign up for a festive 2-hour shift!

Any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at


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Final Weeks!
Don't Miss Your Opportunity To See This Exhibit!

Karen Fitzgerald 360°
Cosmic Landscape Revelations

Gilded tondo oil paintings and watercolor landscapes,
as seen through a looking glass

Through November 3  in Wisner House Gallery


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

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