Author Archives: Brian Aberback

No Bunnies But Plenty of Great Birds on BCAS Easter Walk

Some 35 people gathered at DeKorte Park Easter morning for a nature walk led by the Bergen County Audubon Society. They did not find any Easter Eggs but were treated to a Bald eagle, Osprey, Bufflehead and Northern Shovelers!

Don’t miss the next BCAS Meadowlands walk, on Sunday, May 5, from 10 am to noon at Losen Slote Creek Park and the Mehrhof Pond Wildlife Observation Area, both in Little Ferry. Losen Slote is one of the Meadowlands’ last remaining parcels of lowland forest and Mehrhof Pond is a fantastic area to observe birds and waterfowl. Info: Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.

New NJSEA Fish Study Online

The Meadowlands Blog often features posts about the abundant bird life found in the Meadowlands, but today we feature a somewhat “fishy” story.

The NJSEA has released its most recent Fisheries Inventory study. The comprehensive report details findings of NJSEA naturalists who spent 2013-2015 taking inventory of the diversity of and numbers of fish species found in the Meadowlands District portion of the Hackensack River and some of its tributaries.

The researchers also monitored the water quality of the river during their work. This report compares the recent fishery collections to those done by the NJMC in 2001-2003 and the HMDC’s original fisheries inventory of 1987-1988.  Read the full report here

Great Walk At Losen Slote This Morning!

Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society reports that a great group of nature lovers were greeted this morning by a Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawks during the BCAS’ nature walk at Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry!

Don’t miss the next BCAS Meadowlands walk, a special Easter Sunday walk at DeKorte Park on April 21. For more info contact Don at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983.