Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day Walk in Ridgefield!

Take mom out for a nature walk this Sunday morning! The Bergen County Audubon Society’s annual Mother’s Day walk starts at 10 am at the Ridgefield Nature Center, Shaler Boulevard at Ray Avenue. We’ll walk around the 5.4-acre natural area and visit Skeetkill Creek Marsh, with a stop to see Monk Parakeets on the way. For more information email Don Torino or call 201-230-4983

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: A Reminder to Plant Milkeed In Every Yard!

Monarch Caterpillar on Swamp Milkweed

To be sure we in the environmental movement have many battles to fight and countless challenges ahead. Issues from climate change to saving endangered species make our grass roots efforts more important than ever. But very often many of the people we ask for help feel they want to do more and sometimes feel powerless when some of these issues seem to get more overwhelming and complex.

But this year, this spring, right now, there is something positive and important we can all do to help a species on the edge. We can all make a trip to a local garden center and bring home some milkweed, plant it in the ground, and you just have helped a species on the brink and nearing the endangered species list: the Monarch Butterfly.

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