Just a friendly reminder to please not feed the wildlife in the Meadowlands. Recently we’ve received reports that people are feeding the Red Foxes at Mill Creek Marsh. While it is a natural instinct to want to give animals nourishment and help them survive in the wild, it is actually not a good idea for several reasons.
Feeding wild animals, especially if you are present, makes them more accustomed to humans and more likely to approach people. But the animals are not domesticated, could possibly carry rabies or other diseases and, if they get scared, may attempt to bite.
So please, though it may go against your best intentions and love of animals, refrain from feeding them.
Rich Brown snapped some photos of Osprey getting ready for the weekend at River Barge Park this past Friday. I’m already ready for next weekend!
We hope that everyone took a moment yesterday to honor those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In honor of the victims and the new NYC skyline that has risen and shown our resilience, strength and unity, here is a wonderful photo of the Freedom Tower and NYC skyline taken from DeKorte last night by Julia Fuhr. Thank you Julia for sending in these photos that reminds us both of a day never to be forgotten and the comeback so indicative of America’s spirit.
Thanks to the BCAS’ Tom Mitchell and Sharon Ayling for sending photos from their trip on Friday to DeKorte and Mill Creek Marsh. Among them are these great shots of a Cabbage White and Orange Sulphur. We look forward to many more contributions from Tom and Sharon!