Thanks to Mickey Raine for these great photos of a stylish Tree Swallow, Snowy and Great Egrets, and a Red-winged Blackbird during a recent outing to DeKorte!
We’re thrilled to announce that the Mehrhof Pond Wildlife Observation Area in Little Ferry is open to the public! An opening ceremony took place yesterday. The public now has access to this wonderful site that includes includes watershed, wetlands, forestry and other sensitive natural resources. It’s all framed by an awesome observation blind donated by the Bergen County Audubon Society!
The site is located on Mehrhof Road between Dietrich Street and McCabe Court and is open from dawn to dusk daily.
The project was made a reality by a collaboration of several entities:
The Meadowlands Conservation Trust, which spearheaded and provided the majority of funding for the project; the Bergen County Utilities Authority, which gave access to its property; the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, whose staff oversaw the project, chose and planted hundreds of native plants, and designed historical and wildlife interpretive signs; the County of Bergen, which funded design and construction of the accessibility ramp to the observation blind, removal of decaying trees and the placement of recycling receptacles. They also refurbished the park benches. And of course, as mentioned above, the BCAS!
We look forward to receiving your photos from this newly accessible environmental gem!