Daily Archives: July 27, 2009

Bird Reports: July 2009

Monday, July 27: Birder Rob Fanning reports that on a visit to DeKorte Park yesterday, it "was mostly low-tide during my stay. Decent #'s of shorebirds. Water in the "shorebird pool" too high for any shorebirds — but still had 6 species on the flats. Clay Ave only had 1 lesserlegs.
    Nice looks at Forster's and Least Terns, incl. a Juv. Least. A singing Blue Grosbeak (on the landfill across the AmVets flagpole area) and a flyover Bobolink were the other main highlights.
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Fighting Phragmites



  A huge expanse of wetlands along the western spur of the NJ Turnpike was once slated for development for a mega-mall, the Meadowlands Mills project.   
    Instead, it was preserved as open space — the Richard P. Kane Natural Area. Now, the square mile of marsh — covered mostly by  the invasive reed Phragmites — is slated for an extreme makeover.

   To read the front-page story in The Record today by Staff Writer Jim O'Neill, click here.

   To see The Record video by Staff Videographer Tom Franklin on the wetlands project, click here.

    To hear an interview with Richard P. Kane, check out the Meadowlands Oral History Project blog. The link is here.

Harrier Meadow Walk this Sunday

   Don't forget: The Meadowlands Commission and  the Bergen County Audubon Society are sponsoring a  free nature walk  at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m.
   Because Harrier Meadow is ordinarily closed to the public, you will need to sign a standard release to visit the site. Download it here: Download HARRIER Release

  We are limiting the walk to 50 people (broken into smaller groups), so please rsvp here.

   By the way, if you are wondering what the attraction of Harrier Meadow is, be aware that the photo on the top of this blog was taken at Harrier early one August morning last year.

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