Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Mill Creek Marsh Walk Preview

GWTRoy Woodford took these two duck shots at Mill Creek Marsh on Wednesday. We'll likely see both the Green-winged Teal (above) and Hooded Merganser (below) on our guided walk there next Tuesday.

(Thanks, Roy! On Monday, we'll post some of Roy's bird photos from Losen Slote Park.)

More Eerie Meadowlands Finds

Although Hurricane Sandy turned up some pretty weird detritus, we're not sure that the new stuff is in the same league with some of the strange dolls and doll parts that we have found in the Meadowlands in the past five years.

They pretty much look the same as the day we found them, only dryer.

What does this have to do with the nature of the Meadowlands, you ask? The nature of the Meadowlands is that you never know what kind of stuff discarded by fellow humans will wash up on our mud flats and in our marshes.

Here are the top five collectible floatables. (And, no, they are not for sale.)
We believe this doll was known as a Phragmites Patch Kid.

Photos of three more dolls follow.

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Our Next Walk: Tuesday @ Mill Creek Marsh

DSCN2574Our Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Walk will be at the recently reopened Mill Creek Marsh next Tuesday at 10 a.m. It will be great to bird the site instead of cleaning up storm damage and debris there. We should see plenty of Green-winged Teal, Northern Shovelers and other ducks — plus a raptor or two. 

Mill Creek is a beautiful place any time of year, a wonderful marsh with the Manhattan skyline in the distance. Details follow.

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