Daily Archives: May 30, 2013

‘Nature of the Meadowlands’ @ BooksNJ2013

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Illustration from Tom Yezerski's "Meadowlands, A Wetlands Survival Story"

Join Jim Wright (author of "The Nature of the Meadowlands"), Tom Yezerski (author of "Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story") Nature of Meadowlands cover lg-002and many other noted New Jersey authors for BooksNJ2013 at the Paramus Public Library on June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

At 1 p.m., Jim will participate in the panel discussion  “Images of New Jersey,” with Tom Yezerski, author of “Meadowlands, a Wetlands Survival Story,” and Kevin Woyce, author of several photo-driven  regional books.

The event will take place in the Gotta Get Back to the Garden (State) Tent.

 For more information on BooksNJ2013, "a celebration of books and the people who love them," use this link.


Butterflies Starting To Arrive?

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From what we've seen, the butterflies are arriving in dribs and drabs this spring — unlike last year's big mid-May invasion of Red Admirals, Painted Ladies and more.

Chris Takacs saw this dime-size guy on the Kingsland Landfill earlier this week. Eastern Tailed-blue?  (Thanks, Chris!)

Let us know about your sightings.

DeKorte Park Snowfall!


The NJMC's Katy Weidel writes:

"It's 90 degrees outside & looks like it's snowing. I always love to see people's reactions when they see 'cottonwood snow.'  Pic taken last night.

For more information on the Eastern Cottonwood, click here. (Thanks, Katy!)

Tonight: Hummingbird Documentary at DeKorte


Photo by Bill Stripling

The Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society are hosting a special free screening of the documentary "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air," tonight (May 30) at 7 p.m. in the Meadowlands Environment Center auditorium.

The screening will also include information on how to get involved in Audubon’s new citizen science program, Hummingbirds At Home

More information on tonight's documentary follows.

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