As promised here are some more fantastic photos taken by Joe Koscielney on Tuesday’s BCAS walk at DeKorte. All about the Least and Forster’s Terns today!
Joe Koscielny got some great photos during Tuesday’s Bergen Audubon walk at DeKorte Park, including these Terns in flight and more. More photos from Joe to come!
Regina Geoghan sent in these beautiful wildflower photos she took yesterday at DeKorte.
Regina writes: The wildflower pollinator patches are blooming beautifully and adding cheerful color to the DeKorte Landscape. Kudos to Gabby-Bennett-Meany and her landscape workers for all of their hard work to make this happen and also to Don Torino and the Bergen County Audubon Society for the support provided for milkweed and other plantings.
Growing up in the New Jersey Meadowlands I witnessed firsthand some of the worse things that man can do to his environment. But over the years I have also watched our Meadowlands return from the brink of annihilation, transformed from a place that was once thought by some better left for dead to one of the most incredible environmental come back stories in my lifetime.
Not only a New Jersey success story but a shining example of what can be accomplished nationwide when enough people care to do the right thing. Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park on Sunday July 29th is a true celebration of that triumphant return.
Don’t forget to register for Moth Night! The free event takes place on Tuesday, July 24, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. The program features a talk by moth expert Elena Tartaglia on the importance of these amazing, lesser-known cousins of butterflies. You’ll gain a new perspective on the misunderstood creatures and how they benefit the environment.
We’ve also got kids activities both during and after the talk, including a moth scavenger hunt and painting trees to attract moths. The event is sponsored by the NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society and is part of National Moth Week.
To register click here
Thanks to Dennis Cheeseman for these photos to start this beautiful day taken earlier this morning! All photos were taken at DeKorte Park except for the Osprey, which was taken at River Barge Park.
Our friend Jim Wright who administers the Celery Farm and Beyond Blog has a link to download a free Richard DeKorte Park Butterfly Guide! Check it out at Jim’s blog here
Don’t forget to bring your guide to Butterfly Day at the park on Sunday, July 29, from 10 am to 3 pm. More info on Butterfly Day here
See you on the 29th!
Thanks to Regina Geoghan for this collage of beautiful butterflies and bees seen recently at DeKorte Park!
Don’t forget to register for Butterfly Day on Sunday, July 29 at the park.
The family-friendly, free event runs from 10 am to 3 pm and includes butterfly walks, talks, onsite experts to help identify the various butterflies and kids activities including a Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting, Butterfly costume contest (12 and under) and crafts. The butterfly festival is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society.
To register and for more info click here
Join the Bergen County Audubon Society on Tuesday, July 17, for a guided nature walk at DeKorte Park! They’ll be looking for shorebirds, nesting birds and more! The walk runs from 10 am to noon and meets outside the Meadowlands Environment Center.
For more information contact Don Torino at email@example.com or 201-230-4983.