We have a full slate of events over the next couple of weeks — in addition to this weekend's Festival of Birding.The list includes:
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.
Bird Walk with Bergen County Audubon Society
This free event starts at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. We will look for shorebirds, waders, Ospreys and migrants – plus any butterflies we encounter. Meet in front of the Meadowlands Environment Center. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at 201-636-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click "Continue reading … " to learn about a Lyndhurst slide show about the Meadowlands, a Harrier Meadow Walk on Sept. 22, and a geology hike up Laurel Hill in Secaucus on Sept. 26.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Slide Show & Talk
"The Meadowlands: Past, Present and Future”
Presented by Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, the show features great archival photographs as well as amazing nature photography – including images taken in Lyndhurst. The show will run approximately one hour, including a question-and-answer session. Open to the public. Place: American Legion Hall 217 Webster Ave. Lyndhurst. Contact: Jim Wright, NJMC, 201-460-2002 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 22, 10 a.m.
Harrier Meadow Walk with Bergen County Audubon Society
This free event starts at Harrier Meadow and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Will include a bird-banding demonstration by NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at 201-636-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.
Guided Hike Up "Snake Hill"
The Meadowlands Environment Center will host a guided geology hike up the former “Snake Hill” in Secaucus. Laurel Hill, as the site is now known, was created by volcanoes more than 200 million years ago. You’ll learn about the geology and mineralogy of this fascinating formation, known as “Slangenberg” to the early Dutch settlers.
Hikers will gather at the MEC in Lyndhurst’s DeKorte Park at 11 am to carpool to Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, and will return to Lyndhurst around 2 pm. The hike is about two miles round trip, and participants should be prepared for moderately steep terrain and any weather. Ages 14 and over. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 20 hikers.
Call the MEC’s Jenny Mejia at 201-460-8300 to reserve your spot.