Another Horned Grebe shot and the Snowy Egret shot follow. (Thanks, Roy! And thanks to all who submitted grebe pix!)
10 – 10:25 a.m. "Rebounding Raptors of the Meadowlands," slide show and talk by Jim Wright, who keeps this blog. Meadowlands Environment Center.
10:30 – noon. Bird walk along the Marsh Discovery Trail and Transco Trail, looking for Ospreys, other raptors and other birds. Starts inside the Meadowlands Environment Center.
12:20 – 12:50 p.m. "Meadowlands, a Wetlands Survival Story," slide show, talk and book signing with the acclaimed children's author Tom Yezerski. Meadowlands Environment Center.
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. "Birding for Beginners," slide show and talk on birding optics. Meadowlands Environment Center.
1:30 – 3 p.m.: 10:30 -noon. Bird walk along the Marsh Discovery Trail, looking for Ospreys and other birds. Starts inside the Meadowlands Environment Center.
In case of rain, we'll go to Plan B.
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.
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.
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.
Our next class, brought to you by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the Meadowlands Commission, is Sunday at 1 p.m. The topic is optics, and the brief talk will be followed by a 90-minute walk. If it rains, we'll go to Plan B for the walk.