NJMC staffers report seeing at least five Black Skimmers at River Barge Park on Sunday afternoon, and two were seen in a natural area at noon today. They are definitely around!
We have reports that the oldest nest in the Meadowlands, in Jersey City, is active again. In addition, Ospreys have rebuilt the nest on the radio tower by the swing bridge in Secaucus. There is activity in the nest in Carlstadt and in the nest off Valley Brook… potentially five nests in all.
Please let us know of any significant activity at any of the nests.
Our Third Tuesday of the Month Walk for June is the amazing Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, which abounds in both natural history and local history. Never know what you’ll see at Laurel Hill — Common Ravens, Redtails, Peregrines and more. The walk begins at 10 a.m.
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Pamela Jackson of Mahwah saw one of our blog posts about the old days of Secaucus and wanted to share some family photos of the days when her ancestors lived in town.
“My Great Grandfather, John Himsel, had a pig farm off of Penhorn Road in Secaucus. I have amazing photos of what that area looked like before the Turnpike and the population expanded in that area (circa, 1920s).
“My Great Aunt told me that the Penhorn Creek was so clear that you could see the fish swimming close to the bottom at some distance from the shoreline.”
More pix follow.
Tomorrow: An old newspaper clipping about a two-headed pig in Secaucus.