Regina Geoghan got this shot of a moth at the Butterfly Garden in DeKorte Park on Thursday. She thought this one was different from the typical Clear-winged Moths we get. So do we. Any theories? (Thanks, Regina!)
This Sunday, the Meadowlands Commission is officially kicking off Butterfly Month at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst with a free “Butterflies for Beginners” talk and walk, but we have been getting ready for months.
Butterflies are beautiful, ephemeral creatures, and you never really know whether it will be a good year for them until spring and summer unfold. But you can take several steps to improve your odds, and — with the help of the Bergen County Audubon Society — that’s exactly what we have been doing.
While Jill’s Butterfly Garden just outside the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park remains the crown jewel and main attraction for butterfly aficionados, we have been adding all sorts of butterfly-friendly native plants, including milkweed and mountain mint, in the park and nearby Harrier Meadow.
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Tuesday's Teaser was a toughie — the answer is Serviceberry. Congrats to all who ID'd the plant correctly.
Don Torino's column on Serviceberry is here.
As a sneak preview of July 2012 of sorts, we thought we would post some highlights from the blog from July 2011:
July 1: Blue Grosbeak!
July 6: Black Skimmer at DeKorte
July 15: Least Terns at DeKorte
July 25: Butterfly Day: The List
July 26: Mourning Cloak
July 29: Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow