Daily Archives: June 15, 2012

Oh Oh at the Butterfly Garden Fountain

Earlier this week we featured photos of an Orchard Oriole at DeKorte, plus photos of Cedar Waxwings and other birds bathing at Jill's Garden's fountain.

Today we thought we'd put 'em together. Photographed yesterday 4:45 p.m. Sometimes you just happen to see stuff — just part of the wonders of DeKorte.

Detour Ahead

In case you are wondering about the new sign on Valley Brook Avenue near DeKorte Park …

Due to circumstances beyond our control, NJ Transit plans to repair the railroad crossing in front of DeKorte Park next month.

This means that access to DeKorte Park from Valley Brook Avenue will be blocked — most likely for two weeks.

As the sign above says, the work should start around July 7. We appreciate your understanding.

The link to alternate directions and a map is here.

Our New South Bergenite Column: Moth Night!

Jim Wright, who maintains this blog for New Jersey Meadwolands Commission, also writes a twice-monthly nature column for The South Bergenite.

Here's his latest, an interview with Dave Moskowitz, who is leading next month's Moth Night at DeKorte Park:

IMG_2195When it comes to bugs with bad reputations, moths probably rank up there with ticks, mosquitos and lice.

In an effort to change the public’s perception — and to show how amazing these insects really are, the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society are sponsoring the region’s first-ever Moth Night next month.

The free event, which runs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in DeKorte Park on Wednesday, July 25, is being held in conjunction with the first-ever National Moth Week.  Leading the event will be naturalist David Moskowitz, President of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and co-founder of Moth Week.

Moskowitz spoke with me recently about the event — and explained why you should save the date on your calendars.

The interview follows.

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