Catbirds, so often seen in the Meadowlands, are quite resourceful when it comes to protecting their nests from their main nemesis, the Brown-headed Cowbird, and other parasites. How does this medium-sized songbird thwart would-be schemers? Click here for the answer.
For all of us who have grown up or have lived anywhere in New Jersey for any length of time, we all know far too well how much natural surroundings we have lost over the years.
Today our preserved natural areas have become a quiltwork of fragmented fields and forests that have become surrounded by suburban overdevelopment and landscaped with foreign plant species. This has stressed our birds, butterflies and pollinator population to their limits, with little left with for their battle for survival.
In today’s installment of this week’s Meadowlands Visits series, we spotlight an array of colorful flora and fauna taken recently by Mickey Raine at Mill Creek Marsh and Mill Creek Point Park. Enjoy!
Thanks to Dennis Cheeseman for sending these great photos that he took during a lunchtime stroll around DeKorte!
Check out an exhibit on “Rare Wildlife Revealed” at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum In July. The show, which runs through July 30, features paintings by James Fiorentino and is presented in concert with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation. There’s a video on the exhibit here
For more info visit the museum website