Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

This Past Weekend At DeKorte

Mickey Raine sent a number of cool photos that he and his wife, Elaine, took during a visit to DeKorte last weekend. Love the photos of the two grasshoppers! Mickey reported that there were a great amount of Monarchs all around the park as well as Hummingbird Moths. There’s also some amazing Osprey photos and more that we’ll post later on.

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Saddle Up

Mickey Raine took these great photos last weekend of a Black saddlebags dragonfly at Millcreek Marsh. How did it gets its name? This dragonfly has distinctive wings with characteristic black blotches at their proximal ends, which make it look as though it is wearing saddlebags.

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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Best Field Guide of All

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David Sibley Will Give a Talk on Birding at the Meadowlands Environment Center on Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.

One of the questions I get asked the most from new birders is, “What is the best field Guide?” That is a pretty tough question to answer, sort of like asking which one of your children is your favorite. An impossible question to answer because, like field guides, there is something special about all of them.

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