Several folks voted for their favorite Junior Duck Stamp illustrations by young North Jersey artists. All 33 of the Junior Duck Stamp entries from New Jersey are on view in DeKorte Park's Flyway Gallery through January.
The winner, in a very close three-way vote, is "Flying Across the Lake," above, by Sung-A Kim, 17 of Norwood.
Second place is "Eider Couple," below, by Erica Oh, 15, of Demarest.
Third place, bottom, is "Departing through the Sunset," by Jaeyong Sung, 16, of Tenafly.
Winner of the N.J. Junior Duck Stamp Art competition follows. (Thanks to all who voted, and a great job by all the young artists!)
The year 2012 in the Meadowlands marked the opening of River Barge Park in Carlstadt, Butterfly Day and Moth Night, lots of great nature sightings, our continued partnership with Bergen County Audubon Society, and (alas) Hurricane Sandy.
We thought we'd remember 2012 by looking back, month by month.
Here are some highlights from September (click on the text to link to the post):
Sept. 5: DeKorte Black-and-white Warbler (Patrick Carney Photo)
Sept. 10: Virginia Rail at DeKorte (Ron Shields photo)
Sept. 12: Tribute in Light from DeKorte Park
Sept. 13: Column on 'The Lost Bird Project'
Sept. 21: Incredible Caterpillar (right; Kate Lepis photo)
Sept. 27: Greg Gard's Disposal Road Raptor Shots (above)
Sept. 28: Bird-banding Explained (featuring Mike Newhouse!)
Get a great start on your 2013 birding totals with our first First Sunday of the Month guided walk, featuring DeKorte Park, Disposal Road and Harrier Meadow. We'll be looking for winter ducks, winter raptors, and anything else we can set our eyes on.
You can download the required liability waiver — good for all of 2013 — here:
Download 2013 njmc-guided bird-walk release
Full info on the walk follows.