Ron Shields recently spotted a King Rail in the Meadowlands, an extremely rare visitor to the region. Ron reports that he observed the bird for about 30 seconds before it disappeared into the phragmites. It has not been seen since.
While some folks headed down to Seaside Heights or Cape May this past week, or prepared for the annual holiday fireworks display and the traditional backyard barbeque, I on the other hand decided to continue my own summer pastime: doing away with some very nasty invasive plants.
Rather than playing games on the boardwalk or lounging out on the deck I spent a good part of the weekend with the likes of Knotweed, Japanese Hops and Porcelain berry. Why, you may ask? Because unfortunately these plants never take a holiday from destroying our wildlife habitats. Continue reading