The Meadowlands Commission and Bergen Audubon have two great free guided walks lined up for next week.
On Tuesday at 10 a.m., we are visiting Harrier Meadow in North Arlington for a bird-banding demonstration (not to be missed) and a walk in this 70-acre reserve that is usually closed to the public.
On Thursday is our first annual Earth Day Walk at DeKorte, followed by lots of great programs and giveaways at the Meadowlands Environment Center.
More info on both walks and the Earth Day events follows.
Tuesday, April 20, 10 a.m.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with BCAS
This free two-hour guided nature walk will take us to the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington. The 70-acre site, usually off limits to the public, features ponds and tidal impoundments and birds aplenty. We meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road. You can also meet us at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:45 a.m. and we can car-pool. 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.
Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Earth Day 2010 Celebration
The NJMC presents a day of free, fun and educational eco-friendly activities for all ages to celebrate Earth Day. Programming includes nature walks, craft projects for kids, green living workshops, giveaways and more. All programs will be held in Lyndhurst at the Meadowlands Environment Center and in surrounding DeKorte Park, a one-square mile urban oasis of wetlands, nature trails and water views, all framed by the New York City skyline. A brown-bag lunchtime Green Living Program includes discussions on green landscaping and composting, recycling, and green shopping. For more information, call 201-460-1700 or click here to download flier with specific times.
Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m.
Earth Day Bird Walk
This free two-hour nature walk is part of the Meadowlands Commission’s Earth Day celebration at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The walk starts outside the Meadowlands Environment Center, and runs from 10 a.m. We’ll walk around the square-mile park, looking for 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 email@example.com or 201-636-4022.