Daily Archives: February 2, 2009


In honor of Groundhog's Day, here's a video we did last June, before the blog was really up and running. We will check on Lyndhurst Lindy and report any activity.

The one-minute video features a woodchuck looking out of its den on a path in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, when Junior butts in. (Best played with audio on.)

For more information on this abundant Meadowlands mammal, click here.

Note: We realize that it is a bad idea to take hang out in front of birds' nests or mammals' dens in an effort to get a family portrait. The animals feel threatened and cannot escape.

  For this video, we used a trick we learned minutes earlier from a professional cameraman: You put the video-cam on a tripod not too far from entrance, hit "record," and walk away. 

  Later on, you come back, retrieve the camera  and see what you caught on video. 🙂

FLYWAY GALLERY: February show

PRESS Monarch Butterfly     

     A majestic monarch butterfly, egrets caught in mid-flight and peaceful coastline scenes are among the works by Rutherford resident Fred Dammers on display this month at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery in the Meadowlands Environment Center.

    The exhibit, titled “A Personal Perspective,” runs from Feb. 2 through Feb. 27.

   Dammers, a lifelong Rutherford resident and frequent visitor to DeKorte Park – the home of the Flyway Gallery – uses traditional and digital photography to capture stunning views of nature and cityscapes. The NJMC is proud to host his first public exhibit.

    The NJMC created the Flyway Gallery to help foster the cultural identity of the Meadowlands District by providing a space to showcase the talent of local artists. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For information, please call (201) 460-8300 or visit ww.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.

    Click "Continue reading …" to see two more of Fred Dammers' photos.

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