Thinking of visiting DeKorte Park or nearby Disposal Road this weekend?
To see what’s being reported at DeKorte on eBird Hotspot Explorer, click here.
To see what’s being reported along Disposal Road on eBird Hotspot Explorer, click here.
JerseyBirds reported an American White Pelican at Forsythe on Wednesday, and Natalie Gregorio reports that an American White Pelican was seen flying over Cape May this morning. (Thanks, Natalie!)
Goodbye, George. We hardly knew ye.
The rare pelican was first seen on July 6 on our First Sunday of the Month walk. We started the contest in mid-August. He was last seen on Friday, Oct. 17. The above photo is the last photo of George in DeKorte Park that we know of. (If you listen closely, you can hear the sad violin music accompanying the photo.)
George stayed at least 104 days — he may have been there earlier and we just did not see the little (when you are far away) guy. He was named after the crime novelist George Pelecanos.
Here are the winners (drum roll, please):
Don Torino’s latest column for wildnewjersey.tv is about the environmental destruction caused by illegal all-terrain vehicles — including in Losen Slote (Creek) Park.
Here’s the opening:
“The preservation and protection of open space and wildlife habitat have always been dear to the citizens of New Jersey.
“Despite our deep concerns we still continue to be up against unchecked over development and a source of funding to purchase the remaining critical habitat that remains in the Garden State.
“But there is another less talked about threat to many of our already precious preserved wild places — illegal off-road vehicles.”
The link is here.