Rich Romano took this photo of a Diamondback Terrapin last Sunday at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus.
The walls of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery will be filled with watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and photographs paying “Homage to Nature” during June and July.
The exhibit by members of the Clifton Association of Artists runs from Monday, June 4 to Friday, Aug. 3.
A reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from noon to 2 p.m.
The Flyway Gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, the home of the NJMC.
Nearly 50 works will be on display depicting everything from Meadowlands Marshes and birds to garden scenery and desert landscapes. The Clifton Association of Artists aims to foster public awareness of the arts and help local artists share, learn, explore and evolve.
More than 100 people gathered at the NJMC William D. McDowell Observatory in Lyndhurst on Tuesday to witness the Transit of Venus, a once-a-century event in which Venus passes directly between the sun and earth, appearing as a black dot moving across the surface of the sun.
Despite the cloudy weather, visitors were able to observe the Transit through portable solar telescopes, spotting scopes and special eclipse glasses.
More information on the observatory's free viewing sessions for the public can be found here.
One of our most popular annual events takes place this Sunday. It's the June Native Plant Walk, featuring the exceptional Edith Wallace, and it's free.
If you want to learn all about the native plants in DeKorte Park — and why native plants are so important — please join the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Not to be missed…