Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Getting Wild in DeKorte

Three images of native USA wildflowers in bloom in pollinator garden patches in the New Jersey Meadowlands at Richard W. DeKorte Park.

Regina Geoghan sent in these beautiful wildflower photos she took yesterday at DeKorte.

Regina writes: The wildflower pollinator patches are blooming beautifully and adding cheerful color to the DeKorte Landscape.  Kudos to Gabby-Bennett-Meany and her landscape workers for all of their hard work to make this happen and also to Don Torino and the Bergen County Audubon Society for  the support provided for milkweed and other plantings.

Thanks Regina!

Two images of native flowers in bloom in pollinator patch areas of Richard W. DeKorte Park in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The 9th Annual Butterfly Day Celebrates the Meadowlands Comeback

Growing up in the New Jersey Meadowlands I witnessed firsthand some of the worse things that man can do to his environment. But over the years I have also watched our Meadowlands return from the brink of annihilation, transformed from a place that was once thought by some better left for dead to one of the most incredible environmental come back stories in my lifetime.

Not only a New Jersey success story but a shining example of what can be accomplished nationwide when enough people care to do the right thing. Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park on Sunday July 29th is a true celebration of that triumphant return.

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