Daily Archives: January 29, 2009


IMG_9822-1   The Star-Ledger had an interesting wire story on Snowy Owls yesterday.
   The main thrust: "Biologists say an increase in snowy owl sightings across northern states suggests that the arctic species is doing so well on its northern breeding ground that competition is driving the young ones south."
   Link to the Associated Press story is here. Snowy Owl information from the NY State DEC is here.
   E-mail us here if you would like to know more about the Snowy Owl(s) in the Meadowlands.
    We have played down their presence because too many people were trespassing on private property — and getting too close tothe birds.



    Our free 40th Anniversary walk of the month for February is the Great Backyard Bird Count walk, on Friday at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. 

    In conjunction with the nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count, NJMC is holding this winter nature walk to see (and count) waterfowl and other birdsfollowed by hot chocolate and light snacks at the Meadowlands Environment Center.   

   The walk will be led by NJMC Naturalist  Mike Newhouse.

  Contact us here to RSVP. Check this blog for updates and more information. Limit: 30 people.



  Want to learn more about astronomy?

  Check out the monthly courses at the William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst.

  Here's what's on tap:

February Learning Sessions, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Feb.  3, 10, 17, 24

Light, Telescopes, Astronomical Instrumentation:  The Basics & What We Have Learned from Their Use.

Click "Continue reading…" for details.

Tomorrow: The observatory's public viewing schedule for February.

Continue reading