Make sure to set aside some time on Saturday for the annual Meadowfest at Hudson County Park at Laurel Hill. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features all sorts of environmentally oriented activities and educational programs, including pontoon-boat cruises on the Hackensack River, hot-air balloon rides, carnival-type attractions & games, food and refreshments, plus live musical performances.
This video features a woodchuck looking out of its den on a path in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, when Junior butts in. For more information on this abundant Meadowlands mammal, click here. Note: I realize that it is a bad idea to take hang out in front of birds’ nests or mammals’ dens in an effort to get a family portrait. The animals feel threatened and cannot escape.
For this video, I used a trick I learned minutes earlier from a professional cameraman: You put the video-cam on a tripod not too far from entrance, hit "record," and walk away.
Later on, you come back, retrieve the camera and see what you caught on video. 🙂