Birder Mike Britt, a friend of this blog, today reported the immature white ibis, three marbled godwits, two Caspian terns and 10 kestrels in the DeKorte Park area of Lyndhurst.
Click "Continue reading … " for his report to Jersey Birds e-mail list.
We’ve noticed this plant starting to bloom in a few places in the Meadowlands — such as Secaucus High School Marsh and the Marsh Discovery Trail in Lyndhurst.
We asked one of our experts at the Meadowlands Commission, Dr. Ross Feltes, and he identified it as saltmarsh fleabane — a.k.a. sweetscent or Pluchea odorata.
Feltes, a naturalist, reports that "it commonly colonizes disturbed brackish wetlands."
He adds: "In past years it has grown on top of the cedar stumps in the impoundments at Mill Creek Marsh, making for an unusual, but pretty, feature."
We saw it there this week (below).