Monthly Archives: December 2012

Looking Back: June 2012

20120603-DSC_2895The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.

We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.

Here are some highlights from June (click on the text to link to the post):

June 5: In Memory of John R. QuinnV Point Park 007b MCP Mdwlnds NJ Sunset Sky Vw 7x5v 061512 OK

June 7: Disposal Road: Spotted Sandpiper Family

June 11: Photographing the Kearny Marsh by Kayak

June 13: Birding at the Butterfly Fountain

June 18: Remembering the Meadowlands of Yore

June 21: Sunset at Mill Creek Point 

June 23: Incredible Diamondback Terrapin Action Shots

June 25: Cormorant Vs. Eel

June 30: That Mystery Moth and More

Looking Back: May 2012

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Photo by Ron Shields

The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.

We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.

Here are some highlights from May:

May 4: Butterflies GaloreIMG_2671

May 8: One of Our Top Teasers (above)

May 11: Groundbreaking for New Native Plant Garden

May 13: Congratulations, Marsh Hawks (WSB)

May 17: Nature's Way of Telling You that You Are Warblered Out

May 23: Black Skimmer @ DeKorte

May 31: Ron Shields' Whimbrel shots

Looking Back: April 2012

Copy of IMG_9450-001The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.

We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.

Here are some highlights from April (click on text to see the full post):

April 5: More 'Mazin' Meadowlands Mammals

April 9: Meadowlands Birds Checklist Online

April 12: Jeff Nicol's Meadowlands Photos20120420-DSC_1458

April 13: Little Blue @ Harrier Meadow

April 18: The Ultimate Tree Swallow Nesting Box

April 21: Horned Grebe and Snowy Egret Pix (Roy Woodford's photo is at right)

April 23: Not Just Another Pretty Face Part II

April 27: Kearny Marsh Report (Ron Shields' photo is above)

Looking Back: March 2012

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The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.

We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.

Here are some highlights from March (click on text to see the full post):

March 7: Tree Swallows Are Here (photo above by Chris Takacs)

March 9: Disposal Road Action  Copy (2) of IMG_8253

March 14: New Meadowlands Frog Species

March 20: First Day of Spring Walk: The Full List

March 23: The Ospreys Are Here

March 26: Full list of Meadowlands Birds on the State Watch Lists

March 30: April Fool's Day Walk Preview

 

Friday a.m. Disposal Road Action

A trip down Disposal Road and back this morning found:

*A Peregrine (zipping between Harrier Meadow and Disposal Road)

*2 Red-tails kiting or perched

*A  female N. Harrier hunting on Kingsland near the Carillon

*A perched Am. Kestrel on Kingsland up the hill from Detention Pond

* A Sharpie perched on Kingsland near DeKorte

* 2 Common Ravens by the entrance to DeKorte.

Strong winds seemed to help. Will put battery back in camera next time.

 

Looking Back: February 2012

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The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.

We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.

Here are some highlights from February (click on the text to link to the post):

Feb. 1: Butterfly in February Is a Real Question MarkP1030411

Feb. 6: Smithsonian Magazine Blog: The Meadowlands by Train 

Feb.  13: Laurel Hill Ravens

Feb. 20: Not Just Another Pretty Face  (pic is above)

Feb. 24: Bird Report, Kearny Marsh

Feb. 25:  American Kestrel on Disposal Road