Next Week: Meadowlands Event Trifecta

DSCN6628Next week is packed with cool events in Harrier Meadow and DeKorte Park.

Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon is a bird-banding demonstration a nature walk in Harrier Meadow.

Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. is our Bald Eagle e-book launch event at the Meadowlands Environment Center, with Special Guests Kathy Clark of New Jersey’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program and David Wheeler of Conserve Wildlife Foundation.

Friday from 6  to 9 p.m. is BatStock 2014, featuring New Jersey’s Bat Man Joe D’Angeli and a guest appearance by a real Batmobile.

Full listings follow.

Tuesday, Sept. 16,  10 a.m. -noon.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS
This free walk starts with a bird-banding demonstration by NJMC Naturalist Mike Newhouse  at the entrance to Harrier Meadow in North Arlington – where you’ll learn all about why  the commission bands birds and  what it has learned,  and you’ll get some amazing up-close looks at birds. We’ll then walk around the 70-acre natural area, which is normally closed to the public, and look for herons, egrets, shorebirds, and ospreys and other raptors. Harrier Meadow is on  Disposal Road near Schuyler Avenue.  The walk is run by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check for last-minute 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 or call 201-230-4983.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. (MEC)
Launch Event for eBook on Meadowlands Eagles – Free Talk, Slide Show and Reception

To help celebrate the launch of the new free eBook “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond,” Bergen County Audubon Society is pleased to present a free talk and reception in Meadowlands Environment Center at DeKorte Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m.  The crowd-sourced eBook, sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation,  features amazing images by 19 mostly local nature  photographers, as well as chapters on the Bald Eagle’s amazing recovery in the region, the state and nationwide. Local Bald Eagles Alice and Al are featured in the eBook and in the presentation by the NJMC’s Jim Wright and CWF’s David Wheeler. All contributors to the book are being invited to attend this special event. The talk will being at 8 p.m., at the conclusion of the BCAS monthly business meeting. Light refreshments will follow. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS or call 201-230-4983.
Friday, Sept. 19, 6 to 9 p.m. (MEC)
Batstock – All ages

Join New Jersey’s “Bat-Man,” Joe D’Angeli, for a live bat exhibit and bat movie night, plus a special appearance by the Batmobile! Attendees can learn how these misunderstood creatures benefit the environment. Portions of the proceeds go to bat conservation and rehabilitation groups nationwide. Suggested donation $5. Registration is recommended and appreciated. Register here or for more information call 201-257-2231.

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