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New Article on ‘The Lost Bird Project’ Screening

Lostbirdproject_posterKaren Zautyk of The Observer wrote a dandy story on "The Lost Bird Project" screening at DeKorte Park last week.

Zautyk writes:

"In 1800, the Passenger Pigeon was considered 'the most abundant land bird on Earth.' An estimated 3 to 5 billion populated North America…

"A century later, they were all gone. All those billions…

"The extinction had been unthinkable, but it happened. A lesson to humankind — and yet to be learned by far too many people.

"Now, a new documentary, 'The Lost Bird Project,' seeks to teach us a bit more about the fragility of nature."

The link is here.

Incredible Caterpillar


Believe it or not, there's a moth caterpillar in this photo — disguising itself as a flower!

NJMC Botanist Kate Lepis found the caterpillar adorned with Goldenrod flowers at Skeetkill Creek Marsh earlier this month, and took the photo above.

The moth caterpillar is Synchlora aerata — a.k.a. a Wavy Lined Emerald Moth caterpillar.

More info on this caterpillar can be found here.

How cool is that!!

More of Kate's shots of the moth follow. (Thanks, Kate!)

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