Daily Archives: February 12, 2015

Great Backyard Bird Count Walk is Tomorrow!

RS Immature Red-shouldered Hawk Perched

Bundle up – it’s going to be cold. For inspiration, here is a beautiful shot of a Red-shouldered Hawk taken by Ron Shields in the DeKorte Park area last weekend. Ron and others saw a Merlin, Rough-legged Hawk, male and female Harriers, as well as a Snowy Owl.

FREE tomorrow – February 13th, 10-noon, at DeKorte Park. Co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the NJMC. Please RSVP to Don Torino of BCAS at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

Visit Audubon’s national Backyard Bird Count page for info about the even

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”       – Abraham Lincoln
This is the closest thing I could find to an ‘environmental’ quote from our great 16th president. It can be read as a call to stewardship. It acknowledges the interdependence of people and place, and our role as keepers.
(And let’s assume his use of the word ‘man’ includes women.)

Best New Climate Technology? How About Trees?

Trees“When people talk about technologies that might offset climate change, they often evoke not-yet-invented marvels, like planes spraying chemicals into the atmosphere or enormous skyscrapers gulping carbon dioxide from the clouds.

But in a new report, Oxford University researchers say that our best hopes might not be so complex.

In fact, they are two things we already know how to do: plant trees and improve the soil.”

Read the full article in The Atlantic