Monthly Archives: January 2018

DeKorte Scenics, Wildlife and More

Thanks to Mickey Raine for these great scenic and wildlife shots taken at DeKorte on Friday. As Mickey says about traversing Meadowlands parks and natural areas:

The wide open spaces seem to have a special allure, a kind that allows one to enjoy a sense of quiet solitude and reflection if so chooses, but on the other hand, meeting some very fine folks on any given day can also be very rewarding.  We have met many who have become good friends over the years.

More to come from Mickey later today!

Photo of Laurel Hill County Park taken from DeKorte Park

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Common Merganser

Hooded Mergansers


Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Backyard Wildlife Garden

As we maneuver between spring like weather and living in the Arctic tundra we can’t help being teased by Mother Nature and have thoughts of the coming spring and the warmer weather ahead.

I love to daydream of Orioles feeding on Trumpet vine, Monarch caterpillars munching on milkweed and Hummingbirds visiting Cardinal Flower.

And so, after many of our BCAS Wildlife Garden volunteers began e-mailing me asking about our plans for the upcoming spring I thought it was about time for all of us to dig out our native plant books and think about new plants we could add to our existing backyard wildlife gardens to make them even better. If you have not yet set aside a place for nature in your backyard, begin to make plans to help our birds and butterflies this coming spring.

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More Photos From Yesterday’s BCAS DeKorte Walk


As promised, here are some more great photos by Joe Koscielny taken during yesterday’s Bergen County Audubon Society walk at DeKorte Park. Missed out? No worries. Join the next BCAS Meadowlands Nature Walk, also at DeKorte, on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 10 am to noon.

For more information contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.


Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

BCAS Save the Eagles Day – Rally for the Environment This Coming Sunday (Jan. 21)!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, Jan. 21, as they host a “Save the Eagles Day – Rally for the Environment. The event is held at the end of Bell Drive in Ridgefield, across from our favorite Eagles nest, from 1 to 3 pm. The day will focus on eagles, climate change, the Endangered Species Act and other environmental issues.

For more info contact Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.