Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Our Latest South Bergenite Nature Column

IMG_1336-2 Jim Wright, who keeps this blog, also writes a nature column every other week for The South Bergenite. Here is his latest column — on his first trip on the Hackensack River this spring:

Last week, I went on a sneak preview of the 2011 New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s pontoon boat rides, and all I can is: Wow!

 I had not been on the river in nice weather since last September, and I had almost (but not quite) forgotten what an amazing place the Hackensack River is.

The two-hour cruise, which began at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus, was not only a delightful way to spend a sunny spring morning but it was also packed with one highlight after another — from rare birds to rare turtles, with plenty of great scenery in between.

Column continues below, with pic of Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

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