Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

For More Info on Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day…

Our fifth annual Kevin Karlson Shorebird Day is this Saturday, Kevin Karlson photo for print- 7-10Aug. 10, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. It’s free and open to all. The event includes two guided walks featuring the author and photographer (and Bergen County native son), a shorebird ID seminar, a preview of Kevin’s latest projects, and a nature photography workshop. Joining Kevin all day will be his colleague and fellow ace nature photographer Lloyd Spitalnik.   More info is here.

Kearny Marsh Report: Chris Takacs

Moorhen 2Chris Takacs reports that at the Kearny Marsh on Friday , he saw:

Common Gallinule with 3 young, Least Bittern, 4 Wood Ducks and Peregrine. 2 Least Terns were in Kearny Marsh East, and 3000+ Semi-palmated Sandpipers and 24 Semi-palmated Plovers were in the mudflats across the tracks.

Above is a distant photo of a Gallinule with 2 of the 3 chicks in tow.  (Thanks, Chris!)

The Observatory’s August Schedule

IMG_5829The William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park has an exciting month of programming in August.

Free public access is from 8:30 to 10:30 on Monday and Wednesday nights this month — weather permitting, of course.

Dress for the weather; with the dome open, you are basically outside.

Each evening at least two major objects in the night sky will be viewed, plus one or two other celestial objects or events depending on the observing conditions.

For a South Bergenite column by the NJMC’s Jim Wright about the observatory, click here.

For more information about summer Observatory programming, click here.