Don Torino, who leads so many of the walks that the Meadowlands Commission does with Bergen County Audubon Society, has a new column on wildnewjersey.tv about putting up tree swallow boxes at Skeetkill Creek Marsh in Ridgefield last month.
Writes Don: "In a matter of a few hours, 34 brand new nest boxes were put up for the returning Tree Swallows. Like some kind eco-friendly bird condominium project, they stood in the marsh waiting and ready.
"Life will be renewed this spring. The bayberry will turn green, the Red-Winged Blackbirds and Killdeer sounds will fill the marsh, and the Tree Swallows will come back and have a place to raise their young.
"Being out in the marsh on that beautiful day helped us renew our lives a bit. That’s what nature does."
The link is here.
More on Skeetkill Creek Marsh here.