Thomas F. Yezerski, author of the enchanting new children's book "Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival story," will be giving two free talks and slide shows at DeKorte Park in the next two months.
The presentations are brought to you by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.
The first, for adults, will be Tuesday, May 24 ,at 7 p.m. The second, for children age 6 and older and their families, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.
Copies of the book will be for sale for a discounted price of $14.95 (please bring cash or check), and Tom would be happy to sign and inscribe them.
Listings info follows.
The free guided nature walk at DeKorte Park is still on, though the Marsh Discovery Trail will likely be closed. Lightning cancels the walk. Dress dry!
As you can see, things were really looking up for the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks on Saturday.
The team placed second out of 13 "one-county-only teams," seeing or hearing 127 species in roughly 18.5 hours. They placed second, by two percentage points, to the Rancocas Conservancy Brown Creepers, who covered Camden County like Meadowlands midges in late April. (Congrats to the Creepers!)
Among the Marsh Hawks' many highlights: Clapper Rail, Sora, Black Skimmer, Hooded Merg, Barn Owl and Boat-tailed Grackle.
Full list follows, including the Bergen towns we visited.
We know the bird is an Osprey, but who's that fish? Photo was taken last week on the Hackensack River. Answer tomorrow.
NJMC Staffer Jim Wright's nature column for South Bergenite, on the pontoon boat trip on the river, will be posted Thursday.