Allan Sanford reports:
Highlights from this weekend at the Meadowlands included 2 new arrivals for us — Eastern Towhee and one of my favorites, the Black and White Warbler (above).
Caught him eating a large meal. He finally got that bug down. Enjoyed watching the dive-bombing Forster’s Terns. (Thanks, Allan! Towhee and tern pix follow.
Ron Shields photograghed this Black-bellied Plover off the Transco Trail mudflats yesterday morning.
NJMC naturalist Mike Newhouse also saw one this morning at Harrier Meadow.
Our latest Monday Showcase photographer is Tiffany Giovia.
I am a graphic designer/web developer living in East Rutherford.
Growing up in Lyndhurst introduced me to the Meadowlands early in life, and especially DeKorte Park.
I have always had a love of my local environment – from the trees and flowers to the history of what the Meadowlands once was and has turned into.
Three more pix, and more of Tiffany's commentary, follow.
It wasn't quite the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, but the Meadowlands Commission successfully hoisted a Purple Martin nesting box atop a 10-foot-high pole in Harrier Meadow last week. (From left to right, NJMC naturalists Gabrielle Bennett-Meany and Mike Newhouse, with volunteer Chris Takacs.
Entire sequence (for Purple Martin nesting box junkies only) follows.
Tomorrow: the new box's first occupant.