Start the new year right with some fresh air and new birds (for your 2011 list)!
Join us on our next free guided walk on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. at DeKorte Park. The walk is brought to you by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.
Who knows? Maybe the Long-tailed Duck will make an appearance.
Dress warmly — it is winter in the Meadowlands.
Full info on the walk follows. Check this blog for weather-related cancellations.
The year 2010 marked the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's 41th anniversary and the continued expansion of our nature programs with Bergen County Audubon Society — including an Earth Day Celebration, a Kearny Marsh Cleanup, a Butterfly Day, a "Green Friday" nature walk, and a talk by Scott Weidensaul.
We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2010, month by month.
Here are some highlights from this month:
December 2: All About Bird-Banding
December 6: North Bergen Peregrine
December 8: Raven, Disposal Road
December 10: Meadowlands Heath Hens (extinct)
December 13: Orange-crowned Warbler
December 21: Lunar Eclipse
Dec. 24: Christmas Bird Count (the Full List)
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery will continue to host an exhibit of watercolors and pastels by local artist Mark de Mos and his students through January.
The show, “Mark de Mos and Friends,” runs to Jan. 28.
The exhibit features works by De Mos (above) and his students – Anita Adelman, Keiko Matsuura, Tomoko Sugihara, Myrle Scott, Dottie Glen, Jane Stein, Erola Pellegrino and Joy Xie.
De Mos is a member of several art associations, including the Allied Artists of America, the New Jersey Pastel Society and the Essex Watercolor Society.
Two more paintings, plus more info, follow.