Daily Archives: July 13, 2009

Butterfly Report 071309

   Monday morning at the butterfly gardens at DeKorte Park and the AMVETS Carillon, we had seven species of butterflies.

   The butterflies included Eastern Swallowtail, Eastern Black Swallowtail, Monarch, Sulphur, Cabbage White, a Broadwing Skipper (left) and a guy that will be tomorrow's Tuesday Teaser.

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Butterfly Walk: This Sunday, 1 p.m., DeKorte Park

IMG_1382   Don’t forget the free Butterfly Walk at DeKortePark in Lyndhurst on Sunday at 1 p.m. – co-sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

   Get started learning how to identify the Butterflies of the Meadowlands and the plants that attract them. Optics for butterflies and how to start your own backyard butterfly garden will be discussed briefly, followed by a walk.  Let’s hope the butterflies cooperate! (P.S. We shot the photo at left at lunchtime at DeKorte Park today.)

  To help us with a head count, please rsvp to Jim Wright at jim.wright@njmeadowlands.gov  or the BCAS’ Don Torino, greatauk4@aol.com, if you have not done so already… 

Click here for directions to DeKorte Park: http://www.njmeadowlands.gov/about/directions/To%20DeKorte%20Park.pdf

Other upcoming NJMC/BCAS partnership events include 90-minute nature walks in DeKorte Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, and in Harrier Meadow, in North Arlington, on Sunday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday Aug. 18, both at 1 p.m.

Cormorant vs. Eel

   Every once in a while you run across a strange encounter — like this battle between a Double-crested Cormorant and an eel at  Mill Creek Point on the hackensack River last week.
  At first, it looked like the cormorant had things under control. Then the eel wrapped itself around the cormorant's neck.
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