Daily Archives: July 3, 2008

Nature’s fireworks for July 4


   To celebrate the Fourth of July, here’s a 35-second display of nature’s fireworks.
   (Make sure your "volume" is turned on.)
   These photos were taken in the past 24 hours near the Meadowlands Commission’s headquarters in Lyndhurst — with a few near the carillon on Disposal Road (Amvets Way) in North Arlington.

KEARNY: The Kearny Marsh


   The Kearny marsh is a gem located just off Schuyler Avenue in — where else — Kearny. You access the marsh by turning into Gunnell Oval Park and driving around back.
   The 300-acre marsh is significant because, as the only freshwater wetlands in the Meadowlands District, it provides a major stopover for migrating waterfowl.
   This time of year, it is decidedly laid back, with dragonflies a-plenty, painted turtles sunning themselves, and some nifty plants — Meadow salsify and black raspberries.
   For directions and more information on Kearny Marsh, click here.

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