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