Ray Duffy reports: "I got my first of the year Golden-crowned Kinglet and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Schmidt's Woods. I had another boat-tailed grackle sighting, this time at Mill Creek Point."
Artwork by local children and teens with special needs will be featured at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery during April.
The exhibit, “Welcome to Our World: Artwork by Children with Different Needs,” runs through Thursday April 29 and includes 65 drawings, paintings, collages and other works. A reception for the artists is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday April 25.
The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park begins a new month of programming next Monday night with free public programs at 8 and 9 p.m. — weather permitting, of course.
Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.
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 April schedule, click here.