Daily Archives: May 20, 2013

Tuesday: Our Next Free Walk

Mill Creek Marsh is one of our very favorite spots, and this time of year is especially DSCN5567-001delightful — we just never know what to expect.

We could see anything from unusual shorebirds to ducks to egrets to Bald Eagles, as well as those centuries-old Atlantic White Cedar stumps.

Join the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society for a free guided walk tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10.

Full details follow.

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What’s Going On Here?

IMG_9282First, on a Losen Slote Park walk in Little Ferry earlier this month, we found a very mysterious, hard-to-explain birdie  in the meadow (pictured at right).

The very next weekend — exactly one week later — while viewing the Bald Eagle Nest from nearby Ridgefield on our annual Mother's Day Walk, we found a related species.

DSCN9575By the observation area was the racquet pictured at left, which we believe is from either a miniature motmot
or part of a miniature tennis set.

Put the two photos together and… the game is afoot.

The point is simple: Just never know what you'll find in the Meadowlands, or what the next tide will bring in.