Monthly Archives: September 2014

Take the Caterpillar ID Challenge!

Above are pix of three caterpillars taken this month in DeKorte Park.

Two were photographed on the Marsh Discovery Trail. One was taken on the edge of the Kingsland Overlook Trail.

They are different sizes.

(A big thanks to Julie McCall and the MEC’s Nick Vos-Wein for finding these cool guys.)

Anyone want to try to ID these lovable larvae?

The Birds of River Barge Park


Muhammad Faizan writes:

Attaching a few birds shots from the Summer of 2014. I spent some time at River Barge Park in the last couple of months. A very and calm and quiet place full of birds (especially at low tide).

(Thanks, Faizan!)



a warbler
Dennis Cheeseman writes: Lots of warblers Tuesday at Mill Creek Marsh. Still debating the ID on a few of them.

We posted the easiest one the biggest just to sucker you in.

Can you help Dennis?


DeKorte Park Restrooms Closed

Due to a plumbing problem, the restrooms in both the Meadowlands Environment Center and the NJMC Administration building are temporarily closed.

We encourage members of the public to plan accordingly when visiting the park.  We regret any inconvenience and hope to have the problem repaired quickly.

Please check this blog for updates.

Meadowlands ‘Green’ Restaurant


Photo by Jaimie Winters/South Bergenite

The current edition of the South Bergenite has an article about the district’s first officially “green” restaurant, Terre a Terre in Carlstadt. Everything about the restaurant — from the food it serves, to the menus, to the décor, to the cleaning agents — is considered environmentally friendly.

“Terre à Terre received the association’s certification under a US EPA grant awarded to the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) to assist the region’s food and beverage industry in implementing green initiatives,” writes The South Bergenite’s Jaimie Winters.

… “Through its Green Restaurant Initiative, the NJMC is working to help the region’s food and beverage industries realize energy savings and boost profits through a variety of sustainable business practices.”

The story is here.