Daily Archives: September 17, 2015

Meadowlands Ecological Enhancements

savannah sparrow

There’s a detailed story in today’s South Bergenite about ecological enhancements and wetlands preservation in the Meadowlands attracting wildlife back to the area in recent decades. The story gives a comprehensive overview of the great effort that goes into planing and implementing ecological enhancements. Read the story here.

Halloween at the Meadowlands!

halloweenJoin us on Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm for Halloween at the Meadowlands in DeKorte Park. Kids love this annual event, which includes hayrides, a Creepy Creatures of Halloween Spooky Walk, the Witch’s Den, and games, crafts, and other activities throughout the evening. Walks are recommended for children 5-12 and last approximately 30-40 minutes.

Registration is required and online only. Sign-up for your Spooky Walk time slot and come early to enjoy all the fun. Space is limited so register now here!

Most importantly, don’t forget to dress up!


Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Life Birds

original1.Rough-legged HawkBirders are like most people; our fondest memories revolve around family, friends, and events that have brought us joy and pleasure throughout life’s delightful and sometimes difficult journey. But birders are also blessed with wonderful reminiscences and recollections of their very own special birds, or what is known as “Life birds.”

What is a life bird? Put simply, it is a species that a birder has seen and identified in the wild for the very first time in their life. It can be any bird species that the birder sees for the first time. Each person’s life bird list is an individual creation based on where they live or travel and what birds may be located in their home range.

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