Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

Osprey Nest As Seen from Laurel Hill


Jimmy Macaluso sent these photos of the Osprey nest on one of the radio towers as seen from Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus yesterday. Jimmy wasn’t the only one who spied the nest. There happened to be a Pontoon Boat tour that day, as seen below. The boat tours are a great way to see birds from a unique vantage point. The two-hour guided trips take riders along the Hackensack River and through its marshes. You can get the registration form and schedule here.

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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Watch for the Pearl Crescent Butterfly


Pearl Crescent

When we think of the orange butterfly of the Meadowlands, naturally we first consider butterfly royalty, the Monarch. However, there is another butterfly that exhibits the orange hue, this one much smaller in stature but no less splendid.  Sometimes overlooked by summer butterfly lovers that visit the Meadowlands, It is the tiny yet regal Pearl Crescent butterfly, a butterfly that should not be overlooked.

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