Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

DeKorte Butterfly-palooza


Question Mark and the Mysterions. How do we know it’s a Question Mark and not a Comma? See last image.

Went for a quick walk to Jill’s Garden in DeKorte Park around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, and the calvacade of butterflies began soon after.   (Plus two species of clear-winged moth.)  Not many, but a great assortment.


Snowberry Clear-winged Moth

Two are pictured above; many more follow!  All photographed Thursday. Where were these guys last Sunday? Continue reading

Moth Night Is Just 10 Days (or Nights) Away!


One of our favorite events of the year is Moth Night at DeKorte Park — brought to you by the masterminds behind National Moth Week and sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society.

The folks at National Moth Week will be bringing their bright lights, moth cloths and moth bait to DeKorte Park on Monday, July 22, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. As we did last year, we expect to see some pretty cool moths — and learn about these amazing, misunderstood, nocturnal creatures.

Link to a recent South Bergenite column on Moth Night is here.

National Moth Week’s Facebook page is here.

More information and some pix from last year follow. Continue reading