Daily Archives: August 26, 2010

DeKorte Butterfly Report 082610

Lots of butterflies by the Environment Center today, including Viceroy, Monarch, Black Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Pearl Crescent, Common Buckeye, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Broad-winged Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Peck's Skipper, Cabbage White and Orange Sulphur.  Also had our buddy, the Snowberry Clear-winged Moth.

Should be a great weekend for birds and butterflies at DeKorte.

Bird Fest is Just Around the Corner!


The NJMC's Jim Wright wrote this column for The South Bergenite. It appears in today's editions.

New to bird-watching and want to learn about the abundant wonders in our own backyard?

The N.J. Meadowlands Commission is hosting the seventh annual Meadowlands Festival of Birding, a great way for beginners and experts alike to see a variety of great birds and butterflies.

The two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, this year.  Saturday’s programs, headquartered at the Environment Center in DeKorte Park, feature such p 
opular events as  pontoon-boat birding cruises on the Hackensack River, a bird-banding demonstration, a butterfly session, plenty of bird walks and a keynote address by Richard Crossley, a co-author of  “The Shorebird Guide.”

This is one of the best times to go birding in the Meadowlands, and BirdFest is a great way to participate.

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