Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Dee De Santis Wins First BCAS Jill Homcy Memorial Award

The board members of Bergen County Audubon Society are proud to announce that the winner of the first Jill Homcy Memorial Award is Dee De Santis, recognized for her tireless efforts to protect a nesting pair of Bald Eagles in Ridgefield Park. This award honors Jill’s memory by recognizing a photographer or videographer whose skill […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Skeetkill Marsh, A Refuge Among Steel and Concrete

Amid the concrete and iron, along the steel rails and paved roads, within the highways, parked cars, power lines, jet noise and people rushing off to work lies an overlooked natural Eden where Green-winged Teal gather, Yellowlegs organize and Black Skimmers fly in formation. Most times overlooked, unheeded and ignored by our human fragilities, and […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Bergen County Audubon – Harold Feinberg Conservation Award Winners 2020

As Bergen County Audubon President I couldn’t be more proud to announce our 2020 Conservation Award winners. These two amazing women have dedicated themselves to protecting and preserving our environment and have created a better place not only for wildlife but also a healthier planet for all of us to live. Alexa Fantacone  Alexa has […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Help Restore Biodiversity In Your Community

Just the other day political leaders from 64 countries participating in the United Nations Biodiversity Summit signed a pledge that they say recognizes the scale of the destruction currently being wrought on the natural world and to try to reverse the biodiversity loss over the next 10 years. “We are in a state of planetary emergency,” the […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Last Flowers of Summer

The Hummingbirds still scuffle over the last failing flowers of the trumpets vines. Bumble Bees now feed franticly over the Asters and Ageratums, and the Monarchs still search out the Goldenrods on their long perilous migration south. The last flowers of summer, though fading, are not only critical to the lives of countless wildlife but […]