Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

Harrier Meadow Walk Tomorrow

roy harrier 1The third Tuesday walk will be at Harrier Meadow tomorrow. Trails could be muddy after today’s rain. Temperature should be 60-62 degrees.

Meet at 10:00 in the Environment Center parking lot.  Please don’t drive directly to Harrier. We’ll car-pool to minimize the number of vehicles parked there. Construction work is still taking place along Disposal Road and at the PSE&G substation, so safety is our big concern. See you then!

More Fun for Beginning Birders

_DSC0461Part Two of the BCAS Birding for Beginners course was another hit yesterday afternoon! This time forty-two people listened as Don Torino talked about optics and field guides. Don called these the essential equipment for any birder. He encouraged folks to test binoculars themselves before buying. Audubon had several pairs on hand to loan for the walk.

Then we walked a loop around the Marsh Discovery Trail. It was chilly along the wide-open Shorewalk but warmer in the shelter of the phragmites. We saw an Osprey, Great Egret, a pair of Widgeons, several Red-wing Blackbirds, lots of Mallards, and a group of Ruddy Ducks, among others. We also saw two spotted turtles sunning themselves on a partially-submerged log.

Thanks to the BCAS volunteers who shared their expertise and energy.