This Sunday, There’s a trifecta of nifty nature events in DeKorte Park this Sunday — a free first Sunday of the Month walk at 10 a.m. (including a look at the new Purple Martin condos), a Birding for Beginners class at 1 p.m. (including a free guided walk in which we are sure to see Tree Swallows like the little guy above), and an owl program featuring live owls and pix of Meadowlands owls, beginning at 2 p.m.
Details for the three events follow.
Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m.
First Sunday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
Enjoy early April out of doors by joining us on this free two-hour guided nature walk in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. We’ll walk around parts of the park, looking for spring arrivals, bald eagles and other birds. The walk starts at 10 a.m. outside the Meadowlands Environment Center. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-230-4983.
Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m. (MEC)
Birding for Beginners (Bird IDs)
This free two-hour Birding for Beginners class starts with a short session on basic bird identification at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst, followed by a nature walk in the park. The event is run by the Bergen County Audubon Society and hosted by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. 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 email@example.com or 201-230-4983. Free.
Sunday, April 6, Sunday 2-3:30 p.m. (MEC)
Flat Rock Brook Owls – All ages
Owls are flying, hunting and roosting here in the Meadowlands. The Flat Rock Nature Center will bring artifacts and live birds and talk all about these feathered ambassadors, including their behavior, physiology, adaptations and natural history. 5/person; $4/MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated.