Flyway Gallery: ‘Nature of Meadowlands’

Nature of Meadowlands cover lg-001Stunning nature photography and seldom-seen archival images from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) coffee-table book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” will be on display in the Meadowlands Environment Center’s Flyway Gallery continues through Monday, July 28.

The show features images by the three principal photographers for the book — Ron Shields, Marco Van Brabant and the NJMC’s Jim Wright — as well as illustrator Thomas Yezerski and several other North Jersey photographers.

Archival images from the acclaimed book, published by Schiffer Books, will be on view as well — including one of the last days of a Secaucus pig farm.

“The Nature of the Meadowlands,” published by Schiffer Books, was written by Wright, an NJMC staffer who also keeps the Commission’s nature blog, The gallery exhibit will include photos of  Bald Eagles and Northern Harriers, beautiful aerial shots and marshscapes, and much, much more.

Here’s what the Star-Ledger had to say about “The Nature of the Meadowlands”: “In this glorious book of text and photographs, Jim Wright … tells the story of a miraculous rebirth of nature in a setting that once stood for all that was wrong about our attitudes toward the environment.”

Other nature photographers featured in the exhibit include Regina Geoghan, Dennis Cheeseman, Jeff Nicol and Sandy Sorkin. Joe McKay and Secaucus historian Dan McDonough provided archival images from the book that are on display as well.

The Flyway Gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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