Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Run-up to Butterfly Day

July 22_Butterfly-AmericanLady-DeKorteSM_ReginaGeoghan_9337July 22_Butterfly-EasternTigerSwallowtail-DeKorteSM_ReginaGeoghan_9288July 22_Butterfly-BlackSwallowtail-DeKorte-SM_ReginaGeoghan_9275Regina Geoghan got some great butterfly photos today at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, the site of this Sunday’s Sixth Annual Butterfly Day. Top to bottom: American Lady, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail.

We invite everyone to join us from 10 am to 3 pm for a free, fun-filled day of butterfly talks and walks and a full slate of kids activities including a scavenger hunt, face-painting, butterfly crafts, coloring, and a costume contest (for kids 12 and under). For more info and to register click here.

Common Gallinule Sighting

Common GallinuleA Common Gallinule made its way to the DeKorte Park Shorebird Pool yesterday. Chris Takacs reported seeing the colorful bird from the Shorewalk both yesterday morning and evening. Here’s more about the Common Gallinule from  allaboutbirds.org:

The most widely distributed member of the rail family, the Common Gallinule inhabits marshes and ponds from Canada to Chile, from northern Europe to southern Africa, and across Asia to the Pacific. Vocal and boldly marked, the species can be quite conspicuous, sometimes using its long toes to walk atop floating vegetation.