Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

This Sunday: Mill Creek Marsh walk


   Just a reminder that our first Sunday-of-the-month walk with our friends at Bergen County Audubon Society begins at Mill Creek Marsh at 10 a.m. in Secaucus.

   Don Torino did a scouting trip there this morning, and he reports:

   "Good Sparrows, Song, Swamp, White-Throated , White-Crowned and American Tree Sparrows.   

   "Good numbers of Green-winged Teals and Northern Shovelers  and a beautiful Northern Harrier working the Meadows finished up our morning!     

   "See everyone Sunday Morning, Where your gloves and warm hats."

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Observatory: December

IMG_5837    The William D. McDowell Observatory in  DeKorte Park begins a new month of programming tomorrow night with free public programs at 8 and 9 p.m.

   Each evening two major objects in the night sky will be viewed plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.

    Pictured at left is the observatory's state-of-the-art telescope with a 20-inch mirror,  housed beneath a retractable dome.

  The telescope, one of the largest in the area, is equipped with cameras to record the stars and planets. Special filters block light pollution.

For detailed information and the complete December schedule, click here.