Daily Archives: November 6, 2009

Flyway Gallery: November

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      The Meadowlands Commission is hosting its annual Staff Art Exhibit from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Flyway Gallery in the Meadowlands Environment Center. 

   The exhibit – which is open daily to the public for free – features nature photography and watercolors by Commission employees.

     This year’s show includes interesting multi-media works of Meadowlands landmarks by landscape architect Lisa Cameron, who also exhibited with the Highland Park Artists’ Collective this past May. Her work "WMCA" is pictured above.

    The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

     It is one of several free attractions at the Meadowlands Environment Center, which is located in DeKorte Park, a 110-acre oasis with walking trails and water views, all framed by the New York City skyline.

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Brant at DeKorte


    Ron Shields photographed this Brant at DeKorte on Thursday. (Thanks, Ron!)

   NJMC naturalists also saw several Brants on Thursday on the Hackensack River, in addition to three Bald Eagles, a Bonaparte's Gull, and a Goshawk.

Caveat Paddler: It’s Hunting Season

  We kayaked the Kearny Freshwater Marsh last Friday, and as we pulled our boats from the water, we saw a hunter launch his camouflaged boat at Gunnell IMG_0032 Oval and head into the marsh.

  We also saw a newly refurbished hunting blind in the marsh itself (left).

   The point is: Although we wore bright-orange vests, we are thinking this is not a great time of year to be kayaking in the marshes.

    If you still plan on kayaking or canoeing, at least wear bright outerwear.  To be continued….