Sure, this late February weather is a drag, snow is in the forecast (again), and the waterfowl and other birds of the Meadowlands have hunkered down, but we can't help but fell a touch of spring in the air. Judging from last year, there should be a lot going on here real soon.
March 6: Of Redtails and Redwings
March 12: The Killdeer Are Back
March 13: First Great Egret of the Year
We also have three nature events next month.
Sunday, March 7, 10 a.m.
Birding for Beginners with Bergen County Audubon Society
This free two-hour birding for beginners nature walk starts with a short session on birding basics at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst at 10 a.m,., followed by a 90-minute walk in surrounding DeKorte Park. We’ll look for wintering waterfowl, early arrivals like killdeer and great egrets, plus other birds. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-636-4022.
Tuesday, March 16, 10 a.m.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, and runs from 10 a.m. We’ll walk around the square-mile park, looking for early spring arrivals and other birds. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-636-4022.
Sunday, March 21, 10 a.m.
First Weekend of Spring Bird Walk with BCAS
This free two-hour nature walk starts at the ballfields of Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. We’ll look for the (possibly nesting) Common Ravens, raptors, waterfowl and herons on the Hackensack River, and any other birds we can find. We meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ballfields at 10 a.m. Or meet at the first parking lot in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:20. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-636-4022.