We hope that today is a preview of the weekend, because it is a beautiful
early autumn day.
On the Marsh Discovery Trail we had Osprey w/fish, soaring Redtail, a few peeps, many yellowlegs, egrets, No. Shovelers and Gadwall.
In the butterfly dept., we had Monarch, Orange Sulphur, Cabbage White, and a very bedraggled Common Buckeye.
In nearby Harrier Meadow earlier in the morning, we had a pair of soaring Northern Harriers and some Laughing Gulls in addition to the usual suspects
Save the date: Monday, Dec. 6. That's when prize-winning nature author Scott Weidensaul will give a free talk, “Against All Odds – Miracles of Bird Migration,” in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst.
The talk, hosted by N.J. MC and sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Meadowlands Environment Center auditorium.
Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration.
His talk will explore the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple ways that humans can help at a time when the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline.