Our Next Nature Walk (This Sunday) is a New Idea!

One of the goals of the partnership between the Meadowlands Commssion and Bergen County Audubon Society is to come up with programs that get families and children closer to nature.

To that end, this Sunday (July 31) we are holding our first annual Summer Bird Count for Families (and anyone who likes to look for birds).

We'll walk around the park and see how many species we can see — and how many of each species we can count. We'll try to have some "loaner" binoculars if you need to borrow a pair.

The low-keyed event is free. Full listing follows.

Sunday, July 31, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
(Free) Summer Bird Count for Families With the NJMC and BCAS
To encourage more children and families to go birding and enjoy nature, the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen Audubon Society are holding their first-ever summer bird count at DeKorte Park. We’ll walk the square-mile park and point out all the species of birds and butterflies and do an informal bird census as well. Think of it as a family friendly, warm-weather alternative the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories.  Rain cancels. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.

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