The Meadowlands Commission is adding another weapon in its battle to increase biodiversity in the 30.4-square-mile district.
This week, Commission naturalists reintroduced saltmarsh bulrush, a valuable wetlands plant, at several sites in the Meadowlands.
The sites included the the Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus and Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, with more sites planned down the road.
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More Tuesday Sightings from DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and the AMVETS Carillon area along Disposal Road in North Arlington:
Don Torino had a "real nice Peregrine Falcon on the power line tower across from the veterans memorial [in North Arlington]. It kept circling and calling, pretty cool."
Ray Duffy reports:
"I got the 3 Marbled Godwits around 2:45pm Tuesday at DeKorte.
"A White-rumped Sandpiper (speckled along the flanks, longer wings) along the Marsh Discovery Trail.
"Three Western Sandpipers mixed in with the Semipalmated sandpipers around the Marsh Discovery Trail.
"A magnolia warbler and an american redstart along the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve trail.
"One short-billed dowitcher hanging out with a group of yellowlegs in the phragmites cluster by the nature center.
For non-birds, I got a hummingbird moth and a likely hairstreak butterfly (<link to Ray's photo here) at the Butterfly Garden.
These crabs were seen in Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area, by the Saw Mill Creek Trail, earlier this week.
Woodcreeper.com, which tracks bird migration in New Jersey "using Doppler radar and a community of diehard birdwatchers," has proclaimed that the fall migration in on.
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