Ray Duffy reports seeing a Wild Turkey in Schmidt's Woods in Secaucus this morning.
Mike LeFebvre of the njurbanforest.com blog did a nice post on last Sunday's Losen Slote Creek Park walk and the park itself.
Link is here.
One of my favorite destinations in the Meadowlands is the Hackensack River, and starting on May 19, accessing this winding 50-mile-long waterway is going to get a whole lot closer for everyone who lives in Bergen County.
No, nobody’s moving the river. But the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is opening a new park in Carlstadt. River Barge Park includes the first public boat ramp on the west side of the Hackensack River since just about anybody can remember.
The 5.5-acre park features all sorts of cool features, like a fishing dock, a 17-slip marina, a stretch of shore line to launch kayaks and canoes, an educational pavilion, and a promenade with picnic tables and wonderful views of the river and the Manhattan skyline just 5 miles away. There’s ample parking on-site for vehicles and trailers.
I have paddled my kayak from River Barge Park on two occasions to preview what’s in store for paddlers, and both occasions were memorable.
The legendary Meadowlands Marsh Hawks are competing in the World Series of Birding this Saturday, in part to raise money for a new native plant garden for birds and butterflies by the AmVets Carillon on Disposal Road.
Your donation to the Marsh Hawks will help this dream garden come true.
A recent post on the plans for the new garden is here.
For more information on supporting the Marsh Hawks, download the Pledge Sheet here: Download Pledge sheet
Or e-mail Team Captain Mike Newhouse at michael.newhouse (at) njmeadowlands.gov.
If you contribute $25 or more, you will have a chance to win a spiffy official Meadowlands Marsh Hawks cap and T shirt.
Make checks payable to the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and send them to Mike Newhouse, NJMC, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst 07071.