Lots of butterflies by the Environment Center today, including Viceroy, Monarch, Black Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Pearl Crescent, Common Buckeye, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Broad-winged Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck's Skipper, Cabbage White and Orange Sulphur. Also had our buddy, the Snowberry Clear-winged Moth.
Should be a great weekend for birds and butterflies at DeKorte.
The NJMC's Jim Wright wrote this column for The South Bergenite. It appears in today's editions.
New to bird-watching and want to learn about the abundant wonders in our own backyard?
The N.J. Meadowlands Commission is hosting the seventh annual Meadowlands Festival of Birding, a great way for beginners and experts alike to see a variety of great birds and butterflies.
The two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, this year. Saturday’s programs, headquartered at the Environment Center in DeKorte Park, feature such p
opular events as pontoon-boat birding cruises on the Hackensack River, a bird-banding demonstration, a butterfly session, plenty of bird walks and a keynote address by Richard Crossley, a co-author of “The Shorebird Guide.”
This is one of the best times to go birding in the Meadowlands, and BirdFest is a great way to participate.