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 email@example.com or 201-460-2002, or go the NJMC nature blog, www.meadowblog.net. Bad weather cancels.
Chris Takacs saw the Marbled Godwit this morning in DeKorte Park, way out the Transco Trail toward the Turnpike, on the right by some phrags. Dress for cold and wind if you go.
Hope to post a pic later. (Thanks, Chris!)
Dennis Cheeseman reports at 11:45 a.m.: “Godwit is out in the open right at this minute.” (Pic above.)
You will be happy to hear that the entrance to DeKorte Park has been repaved. Thank you for bearing with us.
Sneaked up toward the open water in the northwest corner of the Kearny Marsh on Wednesday afternoonand came across several coots, a few young Wood Ducks, Gadwall, plus some Mallards.
They are all incredibly skittish, so tread lightly if you go.
You can park in the spaces at the northeast corner of Gunnell Oval.
The N.J. Meadowlands Commission’s Angelo Urato noticed an artist painting at River Barge Park recently and decided to see what was what — and take some pix. Angelo writes:
This is Professor Ard Berge from Felician College. He has visited the park many times working on his painting of the park.
Great to see this kind of talent being utilized in addition to the photography that we see so often.
Professor Berge adds:
I’ve really enjoyed painting at River Barge Park. The scenery is spectacular and offers many interesting visual juxtapositions such as the New York City skyline seen behind Osprey devouring their catch. I’m already planning other paintings.
Professor Berge’s website is here. And there’s no truth to the rumor we are changing the name of the site to RivArd Berge Park.
(Thanks, Ard and Angelo!)