Daily Archives: September 29, 2008

HARRIER MEADOW: Sign up now for free guided walks planned

  The Meadowlands Commission is planning three guided walks through Harrier Meadow during the month of October.

   All are free and open to the general public.

   The dates and times are:

   Wednesdays Oct. 8 and 15 at 12:30 p.m. (hour walk.)

  Saturday Oct. 25 at 8:30 a.m. (90-minute walk.)  — This one is now wait-listed.

   Please e-mail NJMC Staffer Jim Wright to sign up or to get your name on the Harrier Meadow mailing list.

KESTRELS in North Arlington

   American Kestrels have been putting on a great air show on the Erie Landfill in North Arlington in recent weeks.
   We saw at least four working the Img_92791_2 site last week, zipping about and then hovering when they eyed prey.
   The Meadowlands Commission has put up kestrel nesting boxes at Erie in hopes of getting them to breed here.
   Kestrels, a small falcon, have declined at an "alarming" rate in New Jersey, according to the state’s Img_8575 Endangered and Non-Game Species Program.
   It is particularly encouraging to see so many of them at once.
   More on kestrels here.
   More on kestrels in New Jersey here (click American Kestrel).