Tickets are now on sale for the NJSEA’s annual Halloween at the Meadowlands, which this year takes place on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst.
The kid’s event is all treats and no tricks, with games, crafts, and activities throughout the evening, including hayrides and the Witch’s Den.
Take your kids on the “Historical Figures of the Meadowlands” Not-So Spooky Walk where they’ll meet the Pirates who inhabited the region in the 1600s, Muskrat Trappers, Pig Farmers and other distinctive figures that give the Meadowlands its unique personality.
Registration is required and tickets are $8 per person. Walks are recommended for children ages 5-12 and last approximately 30-40 minutes. When registering, please select your “Not-So-Spooky Walk” time slot, but don’t forget to come early and enjoy all the activities!
To register, click here
Congratulations to Cora LoPresti of Wood-Ridge, who recently organized a cleanup of Skeetkill Creek Marsh in Ridgefield and the construction of more than two-dozen Tree Swallow boxes to be placed in the Hackensack River and its marshes. The projects are part of Cora’s work toward her Girl Scout Gold award. The Meadowlands Conservation Trust served as her advisor.
You can read about Cora’s project on her website and learn more here
We’re happy to announce that the Bergen County Audubon Society will present its Native Plants in the Home Landscape program on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 pm in the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst.
BCAS President Don Torino, will give a presentation on the importance of planting native plants in your backyard and the benefits they provide to birds, insects, wildlife and your yard. Don’t miss this great program that will help your garden thrive while helping the environment!
Registration required. Register here
Here’s a must read from National Audubon on Ethical Bird Photography
One of the greatest things about birding is the people we meet and the friends we make along the way. Birding creates a bond and a closeness with people like no other pursuit I know of. My words find it difficult to express the wonderful memoriesof friends and family that I have of the days afield while doing what I have love the most.
But once in a very great while there are those times, not very often mind you, that I do enjoy a trek into the woods and fields unaccompanied and alone.
Due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight’s (Sept. 14) open public viewing session at the William D. McDowell Observatory in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst has been cancelled. The next open public viewing night is Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 to 10:30 pm
While we welcome September, we’re also looking forward to next month, when renowned birding author David Sibley will give a special presentation on birding right here at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 pm. This can’t-miss event is presented by the Bergen County Audubon Society as part of Its 75th Anniversary Celebration
The second editions of Sibley’s Field Guides to the Birds of Eastern and Western North American were published in March. Sibley has also authored guides to Bird Life & Behavior, an overall guide to birds, and birding basics. His books will be available for purchase and signing.
You don’t want to miss this very special event! Space is limited and registration is required. To register click here
If you haven’t been to Cape May yet to watch hawks, now is the time! People from all over the world come to Southern New Jersey for the experience. There’s a great article on this today on NJSpotlight
Ron Shields got this shot of a Semipalmated Plover yesterday ready to strut his stuff at the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area. Also included are Ron’s photos of a Yellow-crowned Night Heron and an immature Peregrine Falcon.
Don’t miss an opportunity to explore the Harrier Meadow natural area in North Arlington at next Tuesday’s (Sept. 20) Bergen County Audubon Society Meadowlands Nature Walk. The 70-acre natural area is normally closed to the public. We’ll be looking for warblers, flycatchers, shorebirds, egrets and other fall migrants.
The walk is from 10 am to noon. Harrier Meadow is located off Disposal Road. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-230-4983.