If you missed the Meadowlands Commission's free Raptor Prowl and Nature Walk this morning, you missed a great show — beginning with a Snowy Owl perched on a utility pole. We also had the unusual Eurasian Green-winged ( aka Common) Teal.
We will post more pix and a complete list of the 25.5 species tomorrow.
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Jim O'Neill, environmental reporter for The Record, did a solid story over the weekend on a Meadowlands Commission project to use run-off from landfills to water golf course.
The story is here.
Birder/blogger John Beetham recently posted a perceptive view of birding in the Meadowlands on his oddly named blog, A DC Birding Blog. Read the post here.
NJMC Photo by John Rusher
The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park reopens for public viewing tonight from 7 to 10 p.m.
The above image, of a star cluster close to Cassiopeia, was taken recently through the observatory's 20-inch-diameter scope. None of these stars can be seen with the naked eye.
The observatory is open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays for viewing sessions at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.
For more on the observatory, click here and here.
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