Daily Archives: August 27, 2008


     The Meadowlands Commission is adding another weapon in its battle to increase Bulrush_2_img_6195biodiversity 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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BIRDS, plus

     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.