What do you call this thing again?
I'm sticking with Common Moorhen. I found five of these guy in Kearny Marsh on Sunday afternoon. I got a few shots as they ran for cover.
During the day we saw 15 species of Butterflies, including a second-ever-reported-for-DeKorte American Snout (one of the ugliest names for a butterfly). See fleeting photo at right.
To see the North American Butterfly Association's checklist for DeKorte Park, click here.
Full list follows.
That elusive Nessus Sphinx Moth that Regina Geoghan photographed last week was back at the Butterfly Bushes today (above) — joined by a Clear-winged Moth (below), Painted Ladies, Red Admirals, Common Buckeyes (a first for the year) and tons of Skippers.
If the weather holds, DeKorte should be great for butterflies and moths for the next few days.
The two-hour cruise is on Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. Suggested donation is (the bargain price of) $15. Reserve your seat now!
For a list of birds we saw on last July's trip, click here.
Note: You can also sign up for a Birding by Boat cruise scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m.
Full info follows.
This means that access to DeKorte Park from Valley Brook Avenue will be blocked — most likely for two weeks.
Access to DeKorte will be via Schuyler Avenue and Disposal Road.
We appreciate your understanding.
The link to alternate directions and a map is here.