Monthly Archives: June 2018

DeKorte Tulip Tree In Bloom

The tulip tree in DeKorte Park has started to bloom! Our own Gaby Bennett-Meany took these photos. The tree is likely a teenager. According to the Ohio State University Extension the tulip tree “often does not flower until it reaches at least 15 years of age, and even then only sparsely in the uppermost reaches of the tree, making the upright-held flowers more difficult to notice and appreciate.

 

Mosquitoes Beware: The Fathead Minnow Is Coming For You!

Photo by Amy Newman/northjersey.com

Cool story on northjersey.com about Bergen County deploying Fathead Minnows into local ponds to east mosquito larvae. It’s especially timely as this year’s wet spring has resulted in more favorable breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

According to the story the small fish “has a big appetite for mosquito larvae. So the state Department of Environmental Protection raises them at its hatchery in Warren County because fathead minnows — an alternative to pesticides — are the go-to natural weapon of choice for many mosquito control commissions throughout the state.”

 

Reminder: BCAS Nature Walk at DeKorte Park This Sunday June 3!

Flycatcher

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, June 3, for a guided nature walk through DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst! It’s a great opportunity to experience the Meadowlands’ natural beuaty in its premier park. They’ll also be on the lookout for spring migrants, flycatchers and shorebirds.

The walk goes from 10 am to noon.

For more information contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983