Have you seen any Monarch butterflies this year?
The word we are getting is that while this looks to be a good year for butterflies in general in North Jersey, numbers of the iconic Monarch are down. We have but one (sketchy) sighting at DeKorte so far this spring.
What are you seeing?
By popular demand, we are providing a downloadable PDf of our new Saw Mill Creek Paddling Guide. This way you can see a digital version and save paper. Do not try to print it out… It is set up to be read on a computer.
We are posting all six of our new or reprinted guides over the next week.
Next: The DeKorte Park Trail Guide.
Download NJMC Saw Mill Creek Paddling Guide
Our First-Sunday-of-the-Month for July is on Independence Day. 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 Black Skimmers, butterflies and various egrets and herons. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-636-4022.
We had a nice turnout for our Tuesday walk, with extremely low water levels in the Shorebird Pool.
Highlights were up-close looks at Blue Crabs, several Black-crowned Night Herons, dozens of egrets and a baby Tree Swallow sticking its head out of the nesting box. Next walk is Thursday at noon.