Daily Archives: September 24, 2015

Scott Weidensaul Talk at MEC Tonight!

Scott Weidensaul, a nature author from Schuylkill County, handles a barred owl at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Albany Township. 2/11/03 Photo by Bill Uhrich

Don’t forget renowned birder and author Scott Weidensaul’s free talk tonight at the Meadowlands Environment Center at 7:30.  Weidensaul’s talk on the plight of migratory birds is titled, “Birds, Beans and Conservation: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds.”

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books, including the Pulitzer Prize-finalist about migratory birds, “Living on the Wind.” Weidensaul’s newest book: “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean,” will be available for purchase, and Scott will sign books after the event. This program is sponsored by Birds & Beans: The Good Coffee, and hosted by the Bergen County Audubon Society. For more information, email greatauk4@gmail.com or call 201-230-4983.

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: DeKorte’s Last Flowers

Photos by Don Torino. Left to right: Aster, Trumpent Vine, Obedient

It’s beginning to feel very diffrent at DeKorte Park now. Despite the above normal temperatures one, can feel summer slowly fading away. The leaves are slowly beginning to show their autumn russets, reds and yellows, the morning breeze is a little crisper, and even the clouds now take on their fall shades, putting us on notice that change of the season will soon be here.

The very last blossoms of the Purple Coneflowers and Rudbeckia still hang on to the last in anticipation of the butterflies and Bumble Bees that still depend on them . The many dried seed heads that will remain erect for the months to come will also provide food for birds like Goldfinch and Song Sparrows as autumn arrives and winter sets in.

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