We have been itching to get back to the Kearny Marsh, and when we finally got a chance to visit on Wednesday afternoon, we weren't disappointed.
Among the highlights: an American Coot, two perched Ospreys, a Great Blue Heron and many Muskrats.
The water levels have dropped to the point where the trail along the railroads tracks is open (though a tad muddy in spots).
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 with a full slate of fun and educational eco-friendly activities for all ages.
The free programming includes nature walks, craft projects, green living workshops, giveaways and more.
All programs will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center and in surrounding DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, the home of the NJMC.
DeKorte Park, which was once slated to be a landfill, is a one-square mile urban oasis of wetlands, nature trails and water views, all framed by the New York City skyline.
The day begins at 10 a.m. with a 90-minute guided bird walk through DeKorte Park led by the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Guides will help visitors look for spring arrivals such as tree swallows and egrets. Download the flier here: Download Earth Day 2010 Flier