Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Kearny Marsh Report 052311

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Ron Shields reports:

The water level at the Kearny Marsh continues to be extremely high and, as a result, perches and mudflats remain mostly submerged. 

The carp have been spawning throughout the impoundment and are completely oblivious to my presence.  Such is love! 

Ospreys, Great Blue Herons and Black-crowned Night Herons were observed, as well as a Kestrel (below) perched on the netting of the Keegan Landfill.Copy of IMG_0687-2

‘Meadowlands’ Talk Is TUESDAY

Meadowlands Contrary to a local newspaper article today, Thomas F. Yezerski, author of the enchanting new children's book "Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival story," will be giving a free talk and slide show at DeKorte Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday — not tonight

Tom will also be speaking at DeKorte on Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m.

The presentations are brought to you by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

The first, for adults, will be tomorrow (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, payable to the NJMC), and Tom would be happy to sign and inscribe the books.

Listings info follows.

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Warbler Released


The Linnemans of Wood-Ridge appeared at the Environment Center on Friday with their pet dog and a large box with holes punched in it.

P1100248 They found a bird near Wood-Ridge High School that couldn't fly and was acting stunned, so they brought it to the Meadowlands.

Naturalist Gabrielle Bennett-Meany took the bird toward the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve area of DeKorte Park, and opened the box to see if the Magnolia Warbler could fly on its own.

It could, and it did.

We thank the Linnemans for thinking of us. We suspected the bird must have flown into a window and must have been stunned when they found it.  The Linnemans concurred.

Once the bird recovered, they could have released the bird on their own, but they wanted to make sure the bird was OK.

Thank you for caring, Mr. and Mrs. Linneman!