Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

Planting Milkweed On A Monday Morning


We braved the heat Monday morning heat to plant some of the more than 50 plant species donated by the Bergen County Audubon Society (thanks BCAS!!) at the Kingsland Overlook in DeKorte Park. In these photos NJSEA Senior Natural Resources Specialist Gaby Bennett-Meany works with a landscaper to plant Milkweed, which attracts butterflies.

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Bald Eagles at the Kearny Marsh


Ron Shields sent us these wonderful photos of adult Bald Eagles he recently took at the Kearny Marsh.

Ron writes:Here’s a few images of a recent visit to the Kearny Marsh by a pair of adult bald eagles. Their grace, beauty and majesty is always a welcomed sight!  I would like to presume that they are the nesting pair from Kearny Point as I have seen them here before.

Bald Eagles Kearny Marsh Ron Shields 6.16Bald Eagle Flying Kearny Marsh Ron Shields 6.16Bald Eagle3 Kearny Marsh Ron Shields 6.16


Mill Creek Point Nature Walk Tomorrow!

Heron Gull - Alice Leurck

Heron Gull – Alice Leurck

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon for a guided nature walk at Mill Creek Point Park and the Secaucus High School Boardwalk. They’ll be looking for for Osprey, shorebirds, herons, egrets and other birds of interest. The boardwalk is above a wetlands mitigation area and a great opportunity to see improved marshland.

Information: greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.


Fish Situation in Hackensack River

We received several reports of dead fish along the tidal impoundments at DeKorte Park and other shallow areas of the Hackensack River over the weekend.

Unfortunately what happened is not an uncommon, though not every day, occurrence during the summer due to environmental conditions.

When there is a sudden spike in temperatures dissolved oxygen is depleted from the shallow water, which warms up too fast. The fish you saw were mostly White Perch and Menhaden, which are sensitive to these fluctuations.
We appreciate everyone’s concern and reaching out to us. It is important that you, as our eyes and ears over the weekend, let us know of any seemingly unusual conditions.