We are happy to announce that we will continue with a streamlined standard liability release form for our free nature walks. You can sign one release that will cover you for all our walks in 2012. (Note: Just bring the release with you on the next free guided walk.)
You can download it here: Download 2012 njmc-guided bird-walk release.
NJMC staffer Jim Wright, who keeps this blog, also writes a column every other Thursday for The South Bergenite.
His latest is a look back at 2011.
Here is the column:
Frequent bald eagle sightings, plenty of other amazing birds, plus a new park and launching ramp on the Hackensack River: With 2011 coming to a close, I thought that now might be the time to look back at the newsworthy events in the natural world in the Meadowlands over the past 12 months.
If you like to read good news, then read on.
Mickey Raine writes: "After our Giants began the game against Washington last weekend, Elaine and I headed out to Mill Creek Marsh for the photo walk and discovered that ice had been forming already.
"Ice formations are always changing and differ dramatically depending on where they occurs." (Thanks, Elaine and Mickey!)
The year 2011 marked the dedication of a new riverside park in Carlstadt, lots of great nature sightings, and the continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society.
We thought we'd celebrate by looking back at 2011, month by month.
Here are some highlights from June:
June 2: Revamped Butterfly Garden
June 7: Glossy Ibis in Harrier Meadow
June 9: Three Active Osprey Nests
June 13: New Sensory Garden at DeKorte
June 14: Full Moon, Kearny Marsh
June 21: Kearny Marsh — Bitterns and Rails
June 30: Nesting Common Nighthawks