Barn Swallows were out in full force yesterday at DeKorte Park. Below are a couple of photos from Mickey Raine. Mickey also shared a really nice pic from a couple yeas ago of the Barn Swallows hanging out in harmony with some Tree Swallows. Some nice pics to bring sunshine into yet another gloomy day.
Spend some quality time with mom on Sunday while enjoying nature during the BCAS’ Annual Mother’s Day Walk at the Ridgefield Nature Center. They’ll be looking for warblers, spring migrants and stop to visit the monk parakeets! The Center is located at Shaler Blvd at Ray Avenue, Ridgefield.
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How awesome is this Tree Swallow celebrating the weekend – photo taken Saturday by Mickey Raine at DeKorte. Below are some more photos from Mickey’s weekend, including the little guy above, a great view of the Atlantic White Cedar Stumps and Wild Blue Flax at Mill Creek Marsh and a Sandpiper at DeKorte.
Congratulations to Jacqueline McKeever, who is the latest recipient of a BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden designation!
“A big Thank you to Jacquie for helping our birds and butterflies by creating a BCAS certified wildlife garden!” said BCAS President Don Torino.
The Bergen County Audubon Society started the Certified Wildlife Garden Program this year to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring that backyards, schoolyards, business grounds and other areas benefit wildlife.
For more information on the program, click here. You can also contact Don Torino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-230-4983.
Mickey Raine captured this snapping turtle traversing the Mill Creek Marsh on Wednesday at a glacial pace. Also included are some great photos of the Atlantic Cedar stumps that dot the marsh, a view of Manhattan taken from behind the bridge, and a photo of another intrepid photographer along the trail.
Chris Takacs spotted this Black-bellied Plover on the Transco Trail berm in DeKorte at lunchtime today. The bird is somewhat uncommon in DeKorte and usually on people’s list of shorebirds to see in the spring. So hopefully this guy stays around for the weekend, but I guess you’ll just have to come out and see for yourself!
Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, May 1, for a nature walk through Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. The free walk through this scenic urban woodland is from 10 am to noon and we’ll be looking for warblers, spring migrants and other birds of interest. It will be muddy, so bring boots and bug spray.
Losen Slote Creek Park is one of the last stands of hardwood lowland forest in the Meadowlands District and the last that is accessible to the general public. Check out BCAS President Don Torino’s column on Losen Slote, which was posted on Thursday.
Losen Slote Creek Park is located at the end of Mehrhof Road. For directions click here. Information: email@example.com or 201-230-4983.