Katy Weidel, the Landscape Architect overseeing the Mill Creek Marsh Trail renovation, reports that the work is ahead of schedule and that the trail MAY open earlier than estimated. No promises but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. The contractor has taken care not to disturb any woody vegetation: not a single tree or shrub has been removed. Katy also believes there has been minimal impact to wildlife due to small crew size (only 3 workers) and small work area (only about 50’ section is disturbed at one time – this out of almost 8,000 total feet of trail). Katy says, “I walk the site each day and haven’t seen any reduction of wildlife usage from years past. The tree swallows are going wild – the carp are jumping out of the water and there are clutches of goslings swimming around. As you can see from the pics – taken June 1st – the snapping turtles love the new trail screenings to lay their eggs.”
FREE. Sunday, June 7, 10 am – noon
DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
Join botanist Edith Wallace and Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society as they look for plants that attract birds and butterflies and what works best in your garden. The walk is run by the NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society.For more information contact Don Torino or call 201-230-4983. Register here.