Daily Archives: August 25, 2016

Greetings From Saw Mill Creek

Ron Shields kayaked the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area this past weekend and shared these great photos. Ron writes that he saw “tons of shorebirds, snowy egrets and laughing gulls to mention a few. ┬áThe highlight of the paddle was up close and personal looks at eight clapper rails. Enjoy the pics!”

Short-billed dowitcher

Short-billed dowitcher

Adult Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Adult Yellow-Crowned Night Heron

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail

 

 

 

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Most Important Thing Nature Lovers Can Do Is Introduce a Child to Nature

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This summer I had the honor and pleasure of working with YWCA camp children at one of our BCAS Butterfly Gardens and also with other great young folks through our junior naturalist program at DeKorte Park. As much as these great kids enjoyed their time outdoors it was I who relished the experience even more. Their innocent curiosity, sense of wonder and delight of discovery did my heart good and reminded me never to forget why I loved nature to begin with.

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