Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

Very Rare Visitor

Ron Shields recently spotted a King Rail in the Meadowlands, an extremely rare visitor to the region. Ron reports that he observed the bird for about 30 seconds before it disappeared into the phragmites. It has not been seen since.

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Battling Invasives and Other Summer Pastimes



While some folks headed down to Seaside Heights or Cape May this past week, or prepared for the annual holiday fireworks display and  the traditional  backyard barbeque,  I on the other hand decided to continue my own  summer pastime: doing away with some very nasty invasive plants.

Rather than playing games on the boardwalk or lounging out on the deck I spent a good part of the weekend with the likes of Knotweed, Japanese Hops and Porcelain berry. Why, you may ask? Because unfortunately these plants never take a holiday from destroying our wildlife habitats.       Continue reading