Daily Archives: June 7, 2013

Two events this Sunday: Native-Plant Walk, Plus

We have two free events on Sunday.

Our next free guided walk is  from 10 a.m. to noon in DeKorte Park, featuring the legendary Edith Wallace (above), botanist extraordinaire.  This has become an annual event, with Edith illuminating us on all sorts of topics.

Nature of Meadowlands cover lg-002In the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m., NJMC staffer Jim Wright (who maintains this blog) will be participating in BooksNJ2013 at the Paramus Public Library. At 4 p.m., Jim, who wrote and took many of the photographs for the NJMC's "The Nature of the Meadowlands,"  will be part of a panel discussion with Tom Yezerski, author of "Meadowlands, a Wetlands Survival Story." We'll be in the "Gotta Get Back to the Garden (State) Tent. For more information, click here.

Full info on the walk follows.

Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m.
Special DeKorte Park Plant Walk
Join us for a free two-hour plant walk with botanist Edith Wallace. We will be looking for the plants that attract birds and butterflies, and which ones would work in your home gardens. Past walks with Edith have been a delight. We’ll keep an eye out for birds and butterflies, too. The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-230-4983.