Monthly Archives: July 2018

BCAS Walk at DeKorte Park This Sunday (Aug. 5)

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, Aug. 5, from 10 am to noon as they lead a nature walk at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. They’ll be looking for breeding birds such as Least Bitterns as well as migrant shorebirds such as Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers and others.

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

Butterflies Abound On Butterfly Day

Black Swallowtail Credit: Hadel Go

The butterflies certainly cooperated yesterday! Here’s just a few of the many photographs we received. Thanks to everyone who sent in their shots!

Monarch on Milkweed

Eastern-tailed Blue
Credit: Hadel Go

Dilvet-Spotted Skipper
Credit: Hadel Go

Butterflies and clear-winged moth seen at Richard W. DeKorte Park on Butterfly Day, July 29. Monarch butterflies, clear-winged hummingbird moth, spicebush butterfly caterpillar.

Zabulon Skipper


Butterfly Day a Rousing Success!!!

Some 1,200 people came out to DeKorte Park for yesterday’s 9th Annual Butterfly Day, easily our biggest and best yet! A huge thank you to everyone who made the day, and the fun, possible: Bergen County Audubon Society, who had tables on both butterflies and bees, led butterfly walks, and gave butterfly talks; NJSEA staff volunteers; Teaneck Creek Conservancy; and the Hudson Woodpile Band.

It was especially great seeing all the kids learn about butterflies and show off their butterfly tattoos!

Check out a story on the event in today’s Record here

We will have lots of photos throughout the day. We’ll start with some iconic monarchs photographed by Tatiana Gomez.

Butterfly Day This Sunday (July 29)!!!

There’s still time to register for this Sunday’s Ninth Annual Butterfly Day co-hosted by the NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

The free event at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst  runs from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes butterfly walks, talks, onsite experts to help identify the various butterflies, free milkweed plants (while supplies last) and  activities for children, including a scavenger hunt, face painting, and a butterfly costume contest for those 12 and under. The forecast looks great too! Hope to see you on Sunday.

To register for the free event and for more info click here

Butterflies Abound in DeKorte Park

Black swallowtail

Many thanks to Joe Koscielny for these photos of butterflies taken this month during a Bergen Audubon walk in DeKorte Park. See the array of beautiful species for yourself at this Sunday’s Butterfly Day at the park!

The family-friendly, free event runs from 10 am to 3 pm. We’ll have butterfly walks, talks, milkweed plants (while supplies last) and kids activities including a scavenger hunt, costume contest (ages 12 and under), face painting, crafts and more!

For more info and to register click here

Black Swallowtail



Silver-spotted Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Dispatch from Moth Night!

Idia Moth

Despite the heavy wind keeping the moths at bay, Tuesday evening’s Moth Night at DeKorte Park was a great success! How can that be, you ask? Some 150 visitors were treated to an engaging presentation by Flo Rutherford of the Bergen County Audubon Society and an informative talk by Dr. Elena Tartaglia of National Moth Week.

Kids participated in indoor and outdoor activities and learned which type of caterpillars turn into which butterflies and more.

Though only a couple moths were seen due to the heavy winds, everyone had fun outside searching for the moths and we received many complements on the program. The moth pictured above landed on one of the trees painted with a mixture provided by the BCAS of sugar, maple syrup, honey and other ingredients to attract moths. It was great to see a record number of families attending.

Thank you everyone for coming out and to the Bergen County Audubon Society for their hard work in making the program a success!

Here’s a photo gallery from Moth Night 2018





Thank You Belleville Scouts and MetLife Stadium Employees!

Many thanks to Belleville Scout Troop 350 and MetLife Stadium employees for their very generous donations of nest boxes to the NJSEA.

Belleville Troop 350 donated 24 nest boxes as part of Matthew Meany’s Eagle Scout project while MetLife Stadium staff constructed more than 60 of the structures! We thank you, as do the Tree Swallows who will no doubt love their new homes next Spring!