The Bergen County Audubon Society has a great new program, the BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden Program, that the entire community can take part in. The program allows homeowners, communities, schools, businesses, places of worship, nature centers and others anywhere in New Jersey to have their gardens that benefit wildlife certified by Bergen County Audubon Society. The Record ran a story yesterday about the program. You can also read more at the BCAS website.
The Bergen County Audubon Society marked National Save the Eagles Day on Sunday by focusing their binoculars on Al and Alice, the regions’ most popular Bald Eagle couple. The majestic pair have nested in a cottonwood tree in Ridgefield Park since at least 2011, producing nine eaglets. The eagles are located in a precarious perch, next to a planned nearby development. The developers have redesigned their plans to create a buffer zone between construction and the eagle’s nest, though BCAS members fear the nearby work may cause Al and Alice to flee. The Record ran a story on the issue on Saturday – check it out here. The paper today published a report on yesterday’s Al and Alice Rally.