The First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk with the BCAS and NJSEA is this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 10 am to 3 pm at River Barge Park in Carlstadt. We’ll stroll this beautiful park along the Hackensack River and look for ospreys, herons, egrets, butterflies, and more while taking in the scenic views. To register for this free event click here. For more information call 201-230-4983.
Richard Brown sent this photo of the Sora that has been sighted numerous times at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst over the past week. The bird is not uncommon to the region, but is a rare sight. According to Allaboutbirds.org, the Sora is a small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes and the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. Its distinctive descending whinny call can be easily heard, but actually seeing the little marsh-walker is much more difficult.