Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

More on Those Amazing Nest Boxes

Here are several more nifty Tree Swallow nesting boxes, the first of which we posted about yesterday.

The boxes were part of the annual delivery of Tree Swallow boxes from Spectrum For Living, an adult community for the disabled.  Spectrum has 6 centers,  and each center presents a next box for the contest.

(Thank you, Spectrum for Living!)

More nest box pix follow, including the "Cold Beer" sign on yesterday's box.

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A New Meadowlands Butterfly Competition!

The Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society are pleased to announce a brand-new butterfly competition to see how many species you (or you and your family) can identify in the Meadowlands this year.

Best waNJMC Butterfliesy to start is to pick up a free DeKorte Park  Butterfly Guide at the Meadowlands Environment Center and check off the butterflies as you see them.

Surprisingly, we have already seen many butterfly species in the Meadowlands already this week. They like warm sunny weather, so there you go.

The individual and family that have found the most species by Oct. 31 will be declared the winners.

Their prize will be their choice of one of several beautiful butterfly-related prize from our Tideland Treasures Gift Shop.

Don't hesitate to photograph the butterflies you see. You never know — we see a new-for-the-Meadowlands species or two each year to add to our list.

Biggest rule of the competition: Have fun!

E-mail Jim wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov if you have questions/suggestions.