Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day is Sat., Aug. 10

Kevin Karlson photo for print- 7-10Nature photographer and author Kevin Karlson will be joining us for his fifth annual Shorebird Day at DeKorte. It’s Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and it’s free!

Highlights include two bird walks ion the morning, a bird ID seminar, a preview of Kevin’s latest projects, and a photography workshop with Kevin and fellow ace nature photographer Lloyd Spitalnik.

This event is sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Bring your own water, sunblock and lunch.

Schedule and rsvp info follow. Continue reading

South Bergenite Column on Butterfly Day

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Freya Anthony, then 3½ years old, was one of the delightful surprises of our first Butterfly Day in 2010.

Jim Wright, who maintains this blog, also writes a twice-monthly column for the South Bergenite. His latest is on this Sunday’s Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park:

It all began nearly five years ago, almost as an after-thought. Don Torino, the president of Bergen County Audubon Society, and I were discussing his group’s new collaboration with the Meadowlands Commission.

Wouldn’t it be fun, we decided, if the two groups sponsored a free butterfly walk at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, the home of the NJMC?

More than 70 people participated in that first walk, and Butterfly Day was born the following July, in 2010. Continue reading