Author Archives: Brian Aberback

Mill Creek Nature Walk Tomorrow (July 18)!

Photo courtesy M.E. Raine

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society for a guided nature walk tomorrow (July 18) at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, from 10 am to noon. They’ll be looking for herons, egrets, shorebirds and other birds of interest. Mill Creek Marsh is a great place for bird watching. Hope to see you there!

For more info email greatauk4@gmail.com or call 201-230-4983.

Kudos to Gaby!

The NJSEA’s Gaby Bennett-Meany, seen planting milkweed donated through a Bergen County Audubon Society grant from Suez Water North Jersey, does an awesome job maintaining and improving DeKorte Park and other Meadowlands natural areas.

As Don Torino, President of BCAS, says:

I could not help seeing how amazing DeKorte Park looks .Everyone who loves the park should thank Gabrielle Bennett-Meany of the NJSEA for all her hard work , DeKorte never looked better which means our birds and butterflies are happier than ever too. If you happen to see Gaby around the park please stop and thank her for all she does.

Indeed! Thanks Gaby!

A Butterfly Invitation

Three images of wildflower fileds/patches created as pollinator areas at Richard W. DeKorte Park in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

Regina Geoghan sent in this montage of wildflowers she took at DeKorte yesterday. As Regina says: Such a happy sight – a butterfly invitation. Thanks Regina!

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Obsession With Staying “Safe” Keeps Us From Enjoying The Outdoors

The morning TV news usually begins with a reporter displaying a very worried look on their face.  In an almost panicked state they predictably blurt out something like  “ NEXT! What you need to know to stay safe.”

We all sit glued to the TV at the edge of our seats wondering what fate has in store for us this day. Unfortunately that seems to be the headline on every news broadcast these days. Sadly, fear sells, whether it is some catastrophe a world away, a new disease of the week or a frightened and scared black bear stuck in a tree.

Fear is what pays the bills and now staying SAFE has taken on a priority above all else.  Unfortunately the extreme concept of what it means to “stay Safe” is also stopping people from enjoying and connecting with the natural world.

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Reminder: Free Concert at the Meadowlands This Friday!

The North Jersey Concert Band is headed to the Meadowlands Environment Center for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

The ensemble performs a varied repertoire that ranges from contemporary compositions for wind ensemble and big band to Broadway showtune favorites, pop tunes, and classic marches.

So join us for a great night of music. Click here to register.

For more information on the North Jersey Concert Band, click here

Mill Creek Nature Walk Next Tuesday (July 18)

Photo courtesy M.E. Raine

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society for a guided nature walk next Tuesday (July 18) at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, from 10 am to noon. They’ll be looking for herons, egrets, shorebirds and other birds of interest. Mill Creek Marsh is a great place for bird watching. Hope to see you there!

For more info email greatauk4@gmail.com or call 201-230-4983.

Butterflies Abound

A montage of butterfly images taken on the same day at Richard W. DeKorte Park New Jersey. Photos include Great Spangled Fritillary, Red Admiral, Easter Tiger Swallowtail and Monarch butterflies.

Regina Geoghan was thrilled to see her first butterflies of the season yesterday at DeKorte and sent in this great collage. We hope to see many more, especially at Butterfly Day on Saturday, July 29! Don’t forget to register for the free event here