Daily Archives: December 27, 2010

DeKorte Park Cross-Country Skiing


With all the recent snow, keep in mind that you can go cross-country skiing on the trails at DeKorte Park — especially the Transco Trail — and in the Carillon area and beyond on Disposal Road.

We advise waiting till Tuesday to avoid getting in the way of snow removal at DeKorte.

If you are interested in receiving e-mail alerts about cross-country skiing at DeKorte, e-mail Jim Wright here. (Above photo is from a Feb. 2010 snowstorm.)

Coming Sunday: Free Nature Talk at DeKorte

Start the new year right with some IMG_9429 fresh air and new birds (for your 2011 list)!

Join us on our next free guided walk on Sunday, Jan. 2, at DeKorte Park — brought to you by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Who knows? Maybe the Long-tailed Duck will make an appearance.

Pictured at right: male Northern Pintail in flight, a pair of pintails below.

Full info on the walk follows.

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2010 in Review: August


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 August highlights:

Aug, 6: Carlstadt Peregrine

Aug. 9: Doubly Amazing Tagged Shorebird Story

Aug. 10: DeKorte Butterfly Report

Aug. 12: Carlstadt Harbor Herons

Aug. 20: DeKorte Sunrise

Aug. 22: American Avocet at DeKorte

Aug. 24: Kearny Marsh Sora