Following up from this morning, here’s a second batch of photos from Joe Koscielny taken at Tuesday’s BCAS Junior Naturalist program at DeKorte Park. We’ll have a third and final series tomorrow morning.
Ron Shields kayaked the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area this past weekend and shared these great photos. Ron writes that he saw “tons of shorebirds, snowy egrets and laughing gulls to mention a few. The highlight of the paddle was up close and personal looks at eight clapper rails. Enjoy the pics!”
Joe Koscielny of BCAS got an abundance of photos of avian and other friends during the Junior Naturalist program held this past Tuesday at DeKorte. A sampling is below, and we’ll have more later in the day.
Thanks to the South Bergenite for their great story in today’s issue on DeKorte Park and all it has to offer to the public. Read the article here Spread the word to those who have not been to the park yet!
This summer I had the honor and pleasure of working with YWCA camp children at one of our BCAS Butterfly Gardens and also with other great young folks through our junior naturalist program at DeKorte Park. As much as these great kids enjoyed their time outdoors it was I who relished the experience even more. Their innocent curiosity, sense of wonder and delight of discovery did my heart good and reminded me never to forget why I loved nature to begin with.
Congratulations to the kids who completed the BCAS Junior Naturalist Program at DeKorte yesterday. During the two-hour program they stopped at learning stations throughout the park focusing on mammals, amphibians, butterflies and birds. The kids especially loved the many butterfly species and beautiful great egrets seen in the park.
Presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society As Part of Its 75th Anniversary Celebration
Renowned birding field guide author David Sibley is coming to the Meadowlands Environment Center!! Sibley will give a presentation on birding at 7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 6. His books will be available for purchase and signing. The second editions of Sibley’s Field Guides to the Birds of Eastern and Western North American were published in March.
Sibley has also authored guides to Bird Life & Behavior, an overall guide to birds, and birding basics. You don’t want to miss this very special event! Space is limited and registration is required. To register click here
So call me a worrywart. Some days I worry that I may have forgotten to turn off the coffee pot before leaving the house and on occasion I am deeply concerned that I have never actually seen a toad sit on a toad stool. But lately I have been feeling a deep uneasiness that many birders are not enjoying birds like they could be and might even be missing out on the real passion of birding.