Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Kearny Marsh: The Latest From Ron Shields

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Ron writes:

Despite strong northwest winds, there was plenty of action at the Kearny Marsh [last Saturday].

Images here are a very cooperative Marsh Wren (no crop), a female Blue-Winged Teal.

I also had  multiple sightings of Bald Eagles.  I'm assuming that the strong winds made for excellent flight conditions.   (Thanks, Ron!) Copy of IMG_3843

The Latest ‘Nature Next Door’ Column

Jim Wright of the Meadowlands Commission, who maintains this blog, writes the "Nature Next Door' column every other Thursday for The South Bergenite. His latest column is about the Meadowlands Nature Blog's latest milestone.

This week, the Meadowlands Nature Blog – meadowblog.net — reaches a major milestone. In less than two-and-a-half years, the blog has reached 200,000 page views, mostly on buzz generated by word of mouth.

   The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission asked me to create the blog in the summer of 2008 for two reasons: To give the public an easy way to learn about nature and free nature-related NJMC events and to celebrate the district’s amazing environmental resurgence.

   From the beginning, the idea has been to post a new item about nature in the Meadowlands every weekday, using striking photography to underscore the natural beauty that abounds here – and to refute those stubborn stereotypes of the region as one big dump.

   Along the way, the blog has expanded to alert the public when rare birds arrive and to showcase local photographers’ timely photos – from amazing birds in the Kearny Marsh to a misty morning along the Marsh Discovery Trail at DeKorte Park. We want readers of the blog to not only enjoy it but to participate in it.

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