Monthly Archives: August 2009

Saturday, August 22: A Day with Kevin Karlson

    Kevin publicity photo for print- 7-10 Renowned bird photographer and author Kevin Karlson will offer a full day of free programs at DeKorte Park, home of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC), on Saturday, Aug. 22. 

   The event, sponsored by the NJMC as part of its 40th anniversary celebration, will kick off with a shorebird walk along DeKorte’s amazing mudflats at 8:30 a.m.    

   Next is a free seminar on identifying these marvelous migrants. After a lunch break, Karlson will present his acclaimed slideshow, “Birds on the Wind.”   

  Karlson has been a wildlife photographer for 28 years and active as a birder for even longer. He has traveled from the wilds of the Alaskan Arctic to the rainforests of South America to photograph birds. His work is widely published in numerous birding magazines and journals, as well as books, field guides, calendars and electronic media.

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Butterfly Walk This Sunday at DeKorte

IMG_0908    The North Jersey chapter of the North American Butterfly Association is conducting a butterfly walk at DeKorte Park on Sunday, August 9, from 9:30 to noon (approximately). It is free and open to the public, and children are welcome.    

   Stay as long as you like. Meet in the first parking lot (just past the park entrance). Rain cancels.

   For more information and directions to DeKorte Park, e-mail Jim Wright of the Meadowlands Commission at

Nice Words from across the Arthur Kill

      From out of the blue, this blog got a nice mention from a wonderful sister blog at Freshkills Park in Staten Island — another park born in a land of landfills.

     Read the writeup here.

    Learn more about Freshkills Park here.

     We are adding a link to the Freshills Park Blog in our "Birdings and Green Links" column on the left.



    As you probably surmised, today''s Harrier Meadow Walk has been canceled.   Any hopes of having the walk disappeared with the first lightning.

      The next Harrier Meadow Walk is 1 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 18. More later.