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.

 

 

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 info@njsea.com

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