Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Our Latest South Bergenite Column: Year in Review!

JW Fritillary-1NJMC 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.

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Ice Crystals: Up-close!

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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!)
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2011 in Review: June

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