Monthly Archives: July 2019

Remembering Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz

Jill’s Garden

 Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, for whom DeKorte Park’s beautiful butterfly garden is named, died 23 years ago today.

She was part of the crew of TWA Flight 800, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island on July 17, 1996.

Jill’s Garden, with its wonderful array of blooming flowers and butterfly bushes, is an amazing yet tranquil place.

The agency decided to hold Butterfly Day in late July in part to honor her memory – this year’s Butterfly Day takes place Sunday, July 28.



Mill Creek Marsh Walk This Sunday!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday, July 21, as they lead a guided walk of Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus from 10 am to noon. Keep your eyes peeled for warblers, flycatchers, shorebirds and more at this great spot for birding!

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

Moth Night Is July 23!

Don’t forget to join us for Moth Night at DeKorte Park on Tuesday, July 23, from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Our annual Moth Night is part of National Moth Week, which promotes a better understanding of the importance of these amazing, lesser-known cousins of butterflies.

We’ll have a talk by a moth expert and then venture out into DeKorte Park where we’ll be attracting moths using industrial lights and sugar bait. Don’t forget to bring bug spray! Moth Night is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.

For questions, contact

That’s My House!

This Tree Swallow is zeroing in on the Forster’s Tern occupying its nesting box. The Tern looks like he’s having none of it! Thanks to Dennis Cheeseman for this and other pics taken at lunchtime today at DeKorte Park!

White-breasted Nuthatch

Black-crowned Night Heron

Red Admiral

10th Annual Butterfly Day Schedule!

Join us on Sunday, July 28, for the 10th Annual Butterfly Day! The family-friendly event is packed with walks, talks, music and children’s activities! For more information and to register click here to register! Butterfly Day is co-sponsored for the 10th year by the Bergen County Audubon Society and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission).