Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

Meadowlands Talk in Little Ferry

Boating 1907 Hack at Little Ferry light resize
   The Meadowlands Commission's Jim Wright will give a free talk, "The Meadowlands — Past, Present and Future." next Thursday at the Little Ferry Public Library. 

    The  6:30 p.m. show will include some great archival shots of the region, as well as some amazing nature photos taken in Little Ferry. 

     The show will run approximately one hour, including a question-and-answer session. The talk, part of the commission's year-long 40th anniversary celebration, is the last one scheduled before next fall.

   (The photo above is captioned: Boating 1907 Hack[ensack River] at Little Ferry.)

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A pair of nifty shots

   Izabela Gard got this shot of two American Goldfinches (the state bird) at the Butterfly Garden bird bath at DeKorte Park over the Memorual Day Weekend.
   Greg Gard got the shot below — of a Forster's Tern over the nearby Kingsland Impoundment.
   Can Black Skimmers be far behind?
    Thanks, Izabela and Greg!

Butterfly Walk in July

Butterfly abound Aug 16   On Sunday, July 19, the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are sponsoring "Butterflies for Beginners," offered free to anyone interested in learning how to identify the butterflies of the Meadowlands.

   Optics for butterflies and backyard butterfly gardens will be discussed, followed by a short walk.  Butterfly aficionados of all levels are welcome.

    The event is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Jill Ann Zimkiewicz Memorial Butterfly Garden in front of the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst.

   To RSVP or get more information, contact Jim Wright of the NJMC here,  or call 201-460-2002.

   Click here to see photos of some of the many types of butterflies that can be seen in DeKorte Park and environs.