RINGWOOD-Curl up in the whimsical mural forest of our newly painted dining room with Gina McLaughlin and her children on Jan. 12 to listen to nature stories and participate in a related craft or project. This program is BYOB (bring your own blanket). The storytelling will take place from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat and socialize after the program. The cost of Winter Time, Family Time, Story Time is $8 per child, with a $3 discount for members of the New Jersey Audubon Society. Chaperones are free. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register mail your name, address, phone number, the number of participants and payment to: Weis Ecology Center, 150 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456. For more information, or to register with a credit card, contact the Weis Ecology Center office at (973) 835-2160 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Visit them online at www.njaudubon.org. New Jersey Audubon Society (NJAS) fosters environmental awareness and a conservation ethic; protects New Jersey's birds, animals, and plants (especially endangered and threatened species); and promotes the preservation of New Jersey's valuable natural habitats. NJAS is a privately supported, not-for-profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, it is one of the oldest independent Audubon societies. With more than 20,000 caring and committed members, the society is one of the largest and most effective conservation organizations in the state. Find the NJAS center nearest you by visiting www.njaudubon.org or by calling the society headquarters at 908-204-8998. The Weis Ecology Center is one of nine staffed centers operated by the New Jersey Audubon Society Specializing in full-day and residential environmental education programs for schools, scouts and other youth and adult groups, Weis is also recognized for its popular public programs for adults, kids and families. The Weis Visitors Center, open during business hours, houses their turtle, snakes, seasonal exhibits and an the society nature store featuring field guides, bird feeders and accessories, kid stuff, regional trail maps and more.