Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

Photos of Banded Grasshopper Sparrow

NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse and his Banders of Renown banded a rare Grasshopper Sparrow earlier this week at the banding site in North Arlington.

We thought this guys was too cool to save for a teaser.

Mike notes that the Grasshopper Sparrow has some yellow at the bend of its wing (right) — a nuance often overlooked in birding ID books.

Our Latest Bergenite Column: Blog Upgrades

Jim Wright, who maintains this blog for the N.J. Meadowlands Commission, also writes a twice-monthly nature column for the South Bergenite. His latest column is all about the recent big improvements to the blog:

Want to know what nifty events are coming up in the Meadowlands? Want to know what unusual birds are being seen in DeKorte Park or else nearby these days? Or just want to enjoy some wonderful local nature photography?

The answer to all those questions is simple: the N.J. Meadowlands Commission’s nature blog, www.meadowblog.net.

The NJMC created the blog more than five years ago to celebrate the region’s overlooked natural beauty and to remind folks that this is not your father’s Meadowlands anymore.

But you need to know about some pretty cool recent upgrades to the blog that make it the go-to website for all things nature-related in the Meadowlands. Continue reading