Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Meadowlands talks next week

                                                     Photo courtesy of the Meadowlands Museum

   The Meadowlands Commission's Jim Wright will give two library talks next week on "The Meadowlands — Past, Present and Future."

    The  7 p.m. shows, in Ridgefield on Wednesday Apr. 22 and in Rutherford on Thursday Apr. 23. will include some great archival shots of the region, as well as some amazing nature photos taken within the last year. 

      Each show will run approximately one hour, including a question-and-answer session. The talks are part of the commission's year-long 40th anniversary celebration.

  (The photo above is of the old Bonnie Dell Farm in Rutherford along Route 17.)

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Walk of the Month: May

IMG_9970     The N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society  are co-sponsoring a free Mother’s Day walk in Ridgefield on Sunday, May 10.

We meet at the Ridgefield Nature Center at 8 a.m. for a 45-minute nature walk, with some birding along the way. The nature center is a beautiful wooded natural area comprising 5.4 acres off Shaler Boulevard by Ray Avenue.

   The property was the source of the spring for the Great Bear Spring Water Co. from 1920 to 1975, at which point the land was sold to the Borough of Ridgefield.

    For those with a little extra time, we will drive over to the Skeetkill Creek Marsh a  mile away to look for egrets, herons and shorebirds.

  Along the way, we will stop to take a look at the nearby Monk Parakeet colony. These colorful birds live under a bridge, above the train tracks. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes.

    To register, contact Jim Wright of the Meadowlands Commission – at this e-mail address, 201-460-2002, or Don Torino of the BCAS at this e-mail address, 201-636-4022.