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Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: My Winter Walk At Losen Slote Creek

It is always a very special day when I find the time to walk the forest trails at Losen Slote Creek in Little Ferry. This enchanted place is one of the last places in the Meadowlands where you can meander woodland trails and maybe best of all it never fails to bring me back to the days growing up in the Meadowlands

Losen Slote Creek is truly a magical urban wilderness full of an amazing diversity of wildlife and native plants in an otherwise jammed packed part of Bergen County. A place where bird lovers can see Spring migrants such as Hooded and Blackburnian Warblers, where Wood and Swainsons Thrush have the run of the forest floor, and the Kingfisher’s rattling call can be heard through the woods.

My late brother Todd and I grew up birding and exploring these woods. The woods of Moonachie and Little Ferry which is one reason why it will always hold a special place in my heart. Losen Slote is a unique Lowland forest habitat where the Muskrat and Red Fox still roam and on special occasions so do I.

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