You’re Getting Sleepy….

Thanks to Joe Koscielny for this wonderful variety of photos taken this past Sunday during the Bergen County Audubon Society’s Father’s Day walk at DeKorte Park, including the mallards above having a hard time keeping their eyes open!

Gadwall Family

Red-eared Sliders

American Robin

Baltimore Oriole

Cedar Waxwing

Great Egret

Great and Snowy Egrets In Action

Thanks to Mickey Raine for these great photos taken recently of a Great Egret at DeKorte Park and a Snowy Egret at Mill Creek Marsh. The difference? Look closely and you’ll see that the larger Great Egret has a yellow beak and black feet. The smaller Snowy Egret is just the opposite: a black beak with yellow feat.

Native Plant Day Schedule!

Don’t forget to join us for the first Meadowlands Native Plant Day on Sunday, June 30, from 10 am to 3 pm at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The Bergen County Audubon Society and the NJSEA will be giving native plant walks and talks at this free event and we’ll have information tables from several organizations.

Postponed: Jim Wright July 7 Meadowlands Talk

Jim Wright’s Meadowlands talk scheduled for Sunday, July 7, at the Meadowlands Environment Center has been postponed to as yet to be determined later date. The Bergen County Audubon Society nature walk of DeKorte Park the same day, from 10 am to noon, will take place as scheduled. For more information on the BCAS walk contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.

Mill Creek and DeKorte Beauties

Black Saddlebags Dragonfly

Truly amazing photo of a Black Saddlebags Dragonfly at Mill Creek Marsh taken by Elaine Raine, with more from Mickey Raine at Mill Creek and DeKorte Park. Thanks Mickey and Elaine for these awesome shots!

Mill Creek Marsh

Columbine – DeKorte Park

Columbine – DeKorte Park

NYC Skyline from DeKorte Park

Monarch Butterfly – DeKorte Park

Mill Creek Marsh Milkeed and More

Check out these fantastic photos courtesy of Mickey Raine of the thriving milkweed plants at Mill Creek Marsh. Milkweed is vital to Monarch butterflies. Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed; their caterpillars only eat milkweed plants and monarch butterflies need milkweed to lay their eggs. Thanks Mickey!

Morning Glory

Morning Glory