Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

Next Thursday (Feb. 25): Learn how to create your own backyard BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden!


Join Bergen County Audubon Society President Don Torino on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Meadowlands Environment Center and learn how you can create your own backyard, BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden. Backyard wildlife gardens provide a beneficial habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Don will talk about aspects of backyard wildlife gardens including the use of native plants, providing food and water sources, cover, and places to raise young .

The BCAS started the Certified Wildlife Garden Program this year to raise awareness of the importance of ensuring that backyards, schoolyards, business grounds and other areas benefit wildlife.

For more information on the program, click here. You can also contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

The event is free. Registration is recommended at eventbrite.njsea.com.




Don Torino’s Life In The Meadowlands: Housing Crisis In New Jersey!

New couples are finding it very hard to find suitable housing in the Garden State this year . Commercialization and urban sprawl are making life tough for these families to locate places where they can settle down and raise their young . There is stiff competition for housing that already exists and unless they can find help these families may have to seriously think twice about raising a family and bringing forth their next generation here in New Jersey.

The housing shortage I speak of occurs in all our own towns and cities and backyards and parks. It is our birds that are in serious need of some housing this Spring.

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