Daily Archives: November 14, 2014

Great News about the Bald Eagle Nest!


6 Bald Eagles were successfully raised by Alice & Al. Photo Credit: Jill Homcy

Environmental Writer Jim O’Neill of The Record wrote an article for The Record today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has ruled that developers cannot remove the Bald Eagle nest in Ridgefield Park, giving hope that Alice and Al, the nesting pair, will succeed again next spring.

The article is here.


Bonus Nature Walk: ‘Green Friday @ DeKorte’


Looking for a great way to beat the “Black Friday” day-after-Thanksgiving shopping crush and work off that turkey dinner?

Visit the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst for a free “Green Friday” guided nature walk beginning at noon inside the Meadowlands Environment Center.

The Nov. 28 event, sponsored by the NJMC and the Bergen County Audubon Society, will include a walk on DeKorte Park’s Marsh Discovery Trail and Lyndhurst Nature Reserve.

The walk runs from noon to to 1:45 p.m. Bring a brownbag lunch if you like.

For more information, contact Jim Wright at jim.wright@njmeadowlands.gov or 201-460-2002, or go the NJMC nature blog, www.meadowblog.net.  Bad weather cancels.


Download Our Free Bald Eagle eBook

Bald Eagle Cover“Bald Eagles of the Meadowlands & Beyond” is a free, 62-page online book about our national symbol’s remarkable comeback in northern New Jersey and across America.

The lavishly illustrated e-book, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, features chapters by raptor expert Scott Weidensaul, Kathy Clark of the N.J. Endangered and Nongame Species Program, and the American Eagle Foundation.

The full-color book also showcases images by 19 nature photographers and five illustrators.

Contributing photographers: Louis Balboa, Jerry Barrack, Al Barrera, Jana Brusich, Dave Chanda of N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, Kathy Clark of N.J. ENSP, Greg Gard, Mike Girone, Muhammad Faizan, Alice Leurck, Bill Menzel, Greg Miller, Doug Morel, Fred Nisenholz, Allan Sanford, Ron Shields, Mick Valent of N.J. ENSP, Roy Woodford and the NJMC’s Jim Wright.

Read the free e-book on your computer.
To turn the pages of the e-book, click the lower right-hand corner.

Read or download the free e-book on your tablet.

Purchase a hard cover or soft cover print-on-demand copy of the book at cost.
Note: Due to the nature of on-demand printing, these books can be a tad expensive. 

Don Torino: Photography Helps Conservation


“Our photos can give people who may not be “into” wildlife a chance to see the beauty of the magnificent wildlife we share this world with.” Photo Credit: Mike Girone

The latest column by Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society is about the growing connection between photography and conservation.

Here’s a sample:

As some endangered species learn to adapt to the Garden State and others try to hang on and survive, making sure their presence is well documented can play an important part in our struggle to protect them.

Thanks to some dedicated photographer/conservationists, photography has become a new tool in the battle to protect threatened and endangered species of wildlife.

Photos of everything from Bald Eagles to Box Turtles and Plovers to Peregrines have helped wildlife agencies work to preserve these important species.

The link is here.