Daily Archives: December 22, 2010

Yesterday’s Bird Walk — the Full List

Eighteen brave folks fought the wind and cold for our first Winter Solstice Nature walk, in search of the IMG_9519-1elusive Long-tailed Duck and equally elusive Orange-crowned Warbler.

We did tally 24 species, with nine flavors of duck, including the Lesser Scaup above.

And we were treated to a Winter Solstice talk and slide show by Laura Venner and her team at the MEC Auditorium, which featured a small-scale version of Stonehenge and lots of interesting info on solstices.

(Thanks to all who attended, and to Laura and her crew!)  Full bird list follows.IMG_9531

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2010 in Review: May


The year 2010 marked the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's 41th anniversary and the continued expansion of our nature programs with Bergen County Audubon Society — including an Earth Day Celebration, a Kearny Marsh Cleanup, a Butterfly Day, a "Green Friday" nature walk, and a talk by Scott Weidensaul.

We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2010, month by month.    

Here are some May highlights:

May 3: Common Moorhen, Kearny Marsh

May 5: The Kearny Cedar Swamp

May 6: Little Blue Heron, Harrier Meadow

May 12: DeKorte Is Swallow Central

May 14: Ravens of Laurel Hill

May 19: Amazing Kearny Snapping Turtle Pix

May 26: Red Admirals Galore

May 28: Incredible Fish Story