The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority extends a big thank you to the Bergen County Aububon Society for its grant of $5,000 to the NJSEA to be used toward expanding pollinator and songbird habitat plantings at the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve in DeKorte Park!
New native plantings will create nesting and foraging habitats for cardinals, warblers, chickadees, finches, mocking birds, and others. There will be seed producing grasses for birds and host and nectar plants for butterflies.
Plantings (exact selection may vary upon availability) is slated to consist of Native Woody Shrubs: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry), Amelanchier canadensis (Shadblow Serviceberry) Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood), Cornus sericea (Red-twig Dogwood), Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood Viburnum) and Ilex verticillata (Winterberry Holly).
Plantings are scheduled to take place in late spring.