Monthly Archives: September 2017

Baby Terrapin

NJSEA naturalists yesterday came across a terrapin hatchling in a nest in a Meadowlands marsh. Hofstra University students that the NJSEA was helping this summer used cages to protect a handful of nests from predation. The terrapin in the photos was released under some cover in the marsh.

BCAS Losen Slote Park Walk This Sunday (Oct.1)!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, Oct. 1, as they lead a nature walk of Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. They’ll be looking for Herons Thrushes, Sparrows and other birds of interest. Losen Slote contains one of the last remaining lowland forests in the District.

The walk is from 10 am to noon. For more information email Don Torino at or call him at 201-230-4983. Hope to see you there!

Butterfly and Bird Montages

Five images of monarch butterflies on goldenrod and other marsh shrub blooms taken on a weekend in late September at Mill Creek Marsh in the N. J. Meadowlands.

Thanks to Regina Geoghan for sending in these monarch and bird montages of photos that she took yesterday at Mill Creek Marsh. Regina writes:  I was happy to see several fresh and beautiful monarch butterflies on Saturday  and again on Sunday.  They seem to love the goldenrod. Thanks for sharing Regina!

A selection of bird images taken at Mill Creek Marsh NJ Meadowlands on a Sept day: great egrets, snowy egret, yellowlegs, and osprey.