Daily Archives: November 14, 2011

Observatory Closings

Due to construction-related activities, the McDowell Observatory at DeKorte Park will be closed thru Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Observatory's regular schedule of Public Open Houses will resume on Nov 21.

Tuesday evening’s "Let’s Talk Astronomy Program" will not be affected.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Mill Creek Marsh, Free Guided Walk

Our next free guided walk is Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus — one of those out-of-the-way places in the middle of everything (access is through a shopping mall parking lot).

059aGreat for birding or just plain chilling out.

The marsh is famous for its centuries-old Atlantic Cedar stumps (above), still resisting rot after all these years.

Dennis Cheeseman, who took the photos that accompany this post, writes: "I went over there today [Thursday]. It is a great spot. 

   "Lots of yellowlegs (left), teal (left), shovelers out there as well as a few harriers."

Details follow.

Continue reading