Monthly Archives: November 2016

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Endangered Species Thrive in the Meadowlands

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

I have been very fortunate over the years to be able to introduce countless people to the incredible diversity of bird species that flourish in the  Meadowlands.  Many species of this vast array of the Meadowlands avian world, to the disbelief of most participants, are considered threatened or endangered in the State of New Jersey.“

But Don,” as the question usually begin, “if those birds are really endangered how come I see so many of them here?”  The simple answer:  “It’s the Meadowlands.”

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Last Night’s SuperMoon


Here’s a couple photos from last night’s extraordinary supermoon, as seen from the Meadowlands, sent by Steve Ceragno. Anyone who would like to send in supermoon photos can email

A supermoon marks the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.