Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Mill Creek Marsh Walk This Sunday

    Bergen County Audubon Society writes:
    "Mill Creek Marsh has reopened after extensive storm damage, so we thought we would schedule a field trip there on Sunday, May 30, at 10 a.m. We will be looking for shorebirds, herons and raptors."
   The walk is free and open to the public. Directions to Mill Creek Marsh are here.
   To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-636-4022.

Marsh Wren at Kearny Marsh

   Ron Shields got some nifty shots of a notoriously hard-to-photograph Marsh Wren last weekend.
   "The last photo shows the wren with material gathered from the floor of the marsh.  I will assume it  would be used for nest construction. 
   "Also seen but not photographed was my first Pied-billed Grebe since winter.
  "Calls from both coots and moorhen were heard sporadically from the depths of the reeds as well."

   More pix follow. (Thanks, Ron!)

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About that ‘Snow’ in DeKorte


  IMG_0055  If you have been anywhere near DeKorte Park's Lyndhurst Nature Reserve in recent days, you've noticed the accumulation of cottony seeds all over the place.
   They are Cottonwood seeds — more about the tree (pictured at left) and the seeds here.
   An earlier post on Cottonwood Catkins is here.