Despite the iffy weather, we are planning to move forward with the Harrier Meadow walk scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. We'll meet at the Harrier Meadow entrance in North Arlington.
Because Harrier Meadow is not usually open to the public, you will be required to sign a standard liability release.
As of 3 p.m. Thursday, there was a 40 percent chance of rain, so please bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes if you are planning to attend. A walk in a light rain could be invigorating.
If it's a complete washout, we will reschedule and post the new date and time on the blog.
Sorry about the uncertainty, but perhaps some of the vaunted May flowers will result.
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We saw this chap catching some rays in the MRI wetlands in Carlstadt while we were putting up Tree Swallow boxes earlier this week.
Its shell was still dirty from a winter's nap in the mud.
It was a little more sluggish than usual, so we were able to get a photo or two.
The turtle was not easy to ID, covered with mud, but we've narrowed it to Diamondback Terrapin or Snapping Turtle. Any thoughts?
More on Diamondback Terrapins here.
Other posts on Meadowlands reptiles and amphibians here.
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) is hosting an art exhibit featuring nature paintings by Lissanne Lake during April at the Flyway Gallery in the Meadowlands Environment Center.
“Green Worlds – N.J. Parks,” runs today through April 29. A reception for the artist is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday April 5.
“Green Worlds” features acrylics of people enjoying parks and interacting with wildlife found in the Meadowlands and throughout New Jersey.
Lake, a North Bergen resident, has held a lifelong interest in naturalist painting and ecology.
Her work has been recognized in juried shows in Bergen, Hudson and Essex counties.
Click "Continue reading…" for more information and paintings.