Daily Archives: January 31, 2011

‘Birds of Meadowlands’ Talk Postponed

IMG_1718 The free talk and slide show on the birds of the Meadowlands, scheduled for  Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Hackensack River Canoe and kayak Club in Paramus, has been postponed until March 1.

Additional information on the talk, presented by Jim Wright of the Meadowlands Commission, will be posted on this blog closer to March 1.

The group's website is here.

Raptor Report 013111

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Quick ride along Valley Brook and Disposal Roads at lunch produced a Light-morph Rough-leg, a high-soaring immature Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier and a Red-tailed Hawk trying IMG_2969-1
unsuccessfully to nail a pheasant on the Kingsland Landfill.

Red-tail proceeded to fly up onto a nearby pole and pose for pictures (right).   

Two Bald Eagles were also way out on the Saw Mill Creek Mud Flat in a distant corner of DeKorte Park.

Shot of the Northern Harrier by Ron Shields is from the weekend but just as easily could have been from today. Thanks, Ron!

Flyway Gallery: February & March

NJ Marsh by Dressel
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery will host "NatureScapes," an exhibit by members of the Art Center Watercolors Affiliates, in February and March.

“NatureScapes” opens on today and runs through Thursday, March 31. A reception for the artists is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6. 

The exhibit features watercolors and acrylics capturing the four seasons by more than a dozen artists including Diane Nafash of River Edge, Marcia Rieff of Glen Rock and Peggy Dressel of Oakland (her watercolor entitled "NJ Marsh" is above).

More info and paintings follow.

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