The Meadowlands Commission was proud to play host to the Watoto Children's Choir from beleaguered Uganda on Monday. This internationally known choir, composed of orphans, wanted to see local nature on a day off aduring their six-month North American tour.
Meadowlands Naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany (blue coat, above) gave the 17 young singers and their team a walk along the Marsh Discovery Trail and a visit to the Environment Center's Discovery Station in the afternoon.
At night, John Sloan of the McDowell Observatory gave them a look through the research-grade, optical telescope.
The choir is giving a free concert in Kearny tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 18).
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Click "Continue reading…" to see a video of the Watoto Choir's impromptu song at the observatory.
Birder Michael Britt is organizing this year's CBC in the Meadowlands. The day is Sunday, Dec. 14, from pre-dawn to dusk, and he is looking for a few dedicated and hearty volunteers to help.
Expert birders and beginners alike can participate, but be advised this is no walk in the park – the weather can be nasty, and there's a lot of ground to cover.
Towns to be covered are , North Arlington, Kearny, Lyndhurst, East Rutherford, Carlstadt, Secaucus, North Bergen, etc. — "basically everything but Mehrhof Pond, Teterboro, and other areas at the extreme northern end of the district," Mike says.
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Click "Continue reading…" immediately below for details on the Meadowlands CBC.
Can you identify this bird? (Warning: Trick question.)
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