In spite of growing up in North Arlington & living presently in Clifton, I didn't really "discover" The Meadowlands until about 5 years ago when I got into Birding.
My first trip over was to see a Snowy Owl. I was amazed to be able to find a bird like that here & it really sparked my interest in the area.
Since then I've grown to love the diversity that can be seen all around the Meadowlands & it's all all within sight of major urban sprawl!
Also love the seasonality. It kind of serves as my natural calendar with the arrival of the Swallows in Spring, the Butterlies & Moths in summer, the Shorebirds in fall, & the Ducks & Raptors in winter. I do bird all over the state but always find myself coming back here & consider it my "backyard."
My Flickr page is www.flickr.com/photos/stitch1958/ . (Thanks, Greg!)
Two more of Greg's photos — of a wren and a Tree Swallow — follow.