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On the Sawmill Creek mudflats. Spotting scope a good idea.
Nature photographer Regina Geoghan is donating her framed photo of a Common Buckeye from the NJMC’s coffee-table book “The Nature of the Meadowlands” as the grand raffle prize at Sunday’s fifth annual Butterday at DeKorte Park.
Just fill out a raffle ticket when you sign in at the MEC on Sunday. The winner will be announced at 1 p.m., but you don’t have to be here to win it.
Other prizes, announced every hour on the hour, will be NJMC pontoon-boat cruises for two.
You can see Regina’s photograph on display in the MEC’s Flyway Gallery through Sunday, as well as 59 other wonderful photographs, illustrations, and archival images from the book.
The Star Ledger’s review of the book is here.
Dennis Cheeseman took this shot at River Barge Park at 8 a.m. on Monday. We are guessing that it wasn’t far from high tide. (Thanks, Dennis!)
Lisa Forderaro of The New York Times wrote a nifty story about our 3rd annual Moth Night and National Moth Week.
The link is here.
Regina Geoghan reports:
Yesterday along Disposal Road: Black Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail, Viceroy, Skippers.
Today Disposal Road: American Lady, Skippers, one Monarch that flew over.
Today DeKorte: Silver-spotted Skippers, Comma, E.Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch, Red Admirals,
Great day, great group, great birds. We apologize to all the participants for the overabundance of Diamondback Terrapins (a smattering are pictured above) that were constantly spoiling everyone’s view of the shoreline.
Highlights included Clapper Rail, young Peregrines, YC and BC Night Herons, and lots of shorebirds. We also had a Boat-tailed Grackle, below.
Some 150 people attended last night’s 3rd annual Moth Night at DeKorte Park. They got to hear a great talk about moths by National Moth Week’s Elena Tartaglia, and then got to see some really cool moths.
Patrick Carney of Bergen County Audubon Society was nice enough to share his photos of some of the cool moths we saw last night.
If you click on each of the small pix below, you’ll see a larger shot of the moth, labeled. There are some crazy and beautiful moths.
(Thanks, Patrick, thanks to all who attended, and a huge thanks to the wonderful folks at National Moth Week!)
Mickey and Elaine Raine passed along some of the butterfly pix they took at DeKorte this past weekend. We hope it’s a sneak preview for Sunday. The great Spangled Fritillary is especially nice!
(Thanks, Mickey and Elaine!)