Category Archives: Uncategorized

In Bloom at DeKorte Park

Echinacea purpurea eastern (purple coneflower)

Thanks to the NJSEA’s own Gaby Bennett-Meany for these photos of just several of the many beautiful native plants in bloom at DeKorte Park! A great way to start the day.

Cornus sericea (red osier dogwood)

Penstemon digitalis (foxglove beardtongue)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

 

Moth Night Is Coming Soon!

Gypsy Moth

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 kid’s activities both during and after the talk, including 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

DeKorte Tulip Tree In Bloom

The tulip tree in DeKorte Park has started to bloom! Our own Gaby Bennett-Meany took these photos. The tree is likely a teenager. According to the Ohio State University Extension the tulip tree “often does not flower until it reaches at least 15 years of age, and even then only sparsely in the uppermost reaches of the tree, making the upright-held flowers more difficult to notice and appreciate.