If you are interested in joining Bergen County Audubon Society and the Meadowlands Commission for a two-hour “birding by boat” pontoon-boat cruise tomorrow, contact us asap.
Click here for details.
Boat skipper Angelo Urato reports that this morning “we spotted eight ospreys on and around the Boonton Line Swing Bridge. No activity at the the Main line draw bridge.” (Angelo also supplied the photo above: thanks, Angelo!)
The Hudson Reporter has a nifty article this week about Butterfly Day, complete with slide show.
Here’s the beginning:
Different sizes. A multitude of shapes. And, of course, an unlimited palette of colors. All these traits will be visible in the insects that have a starring role at Butterfly Day, hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) on Sunday, July 28.
“[It’s] a festival dedicated to the beauty of butterflies,” said commission spokesman Brian Aberback. “It’s our signature event.”
The link is here.
Rob Fanning reports:
Had at 3 or 4 Least Terns fly by and one of them hung around to fish for a while at DeKorte [this morning]. Also had flyover Harrier (which flushed the flock of yellowlegs and dows), heard Blue Grosbeak at Disposal Road, and had a Pheasant fly across the road and over me while driving on Valley Brook! (Thanks, Rob!)
Regina Geoghan photographed this Gray Hairsteak at DeKorte Park over the weekend — the first one reported here this year. Let’s hope we see one on Sunday’s Butterfly Day. (Thanks, Regina!)