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NYC Audubon DeKorte Park Field Report

Gabriel Willow of NYC Audubon submitted the following recap of his group’s visit to DeKorte Park for the first time held last Friday. It was a great day for all involved, with the early morning snowfall making for especially beautiful views of the park and bird photos. Thanks again to Bergen County Audubon Society President Don Torino, NJSEA Natural Resources Department staffers Drew McQuade and Gabrielle Bennett-Meany, and Meadowlands nature photographer Ron Shields for joining the walk and offering their insight and expertise.

From Gabriel Willow:

Hello all, thanks for braving the snow today for what turned out to be a remarkably beautiful walk around DeKorte Park, and easy 30-40 minute drive from Midtown Manhattan.

First off, a big thanks to Don, Ron, Brian, Drew, and Gabrielle, for welcoming us to this former landfill and waste site, which has been transformed over the years into a rich ecosystem of meadows, wetlands, and woodlands, and was further transformed today into a winter wonderland.

The five of you offered wonderful expertise and insight into the area.  I think many of us will be visiting again!

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