Butterfly Day Schedule for This Sunday (July 21)!
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by Brian Aberback
3d ago
We’re just about there! The 15th Annual Butterfly Day is this Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeKorte Park, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. The highly-popular, family-friendly program is co-presented by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the Bergen County Audubon Society. The event includes butterfly walks starting at 10:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. The walks are led by BCAS and NJSEA experts. BCAS President Don Torino will give a talk on “Saving the Monarchs” at 12:30 p.m. There will be information tables and plenty for the kids, including a Butterfl ..read more
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Butterfly Day Is This Sunday!
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by Brian Aberback
6d ago
The wait is just about over! The 15th Annual Butterfly Day is this Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeKorte Park and the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst. The event is co-hosted by the NJSEA and Bergen County Audubon Society and is the most highly anticipated public program of the year. We invite everyone to participate in this family-friendly, engaging, educational and fun experience. The Meadowlands Environment Center is located at 2 DeKorte Park, Plaza, Lyndhurst. The rain date is Sunday, July 28. For more information, contact Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-2 ..read more
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Stay Safe During the Heatwave
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by Brian Aberback
1M ago
With the first heatwave of the season upon us, it is important that people take proper precautions to avoid heat exhaustion. We encourage everyone to visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Heat Hub for information about how to stay safe during extreme heat ..read more
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BCAS Summer Solstice Walk at Mill Creek Marsh Thursday, June 20!
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by Brian Aberback
1M ago
Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with the Bergen County Audubon Society at a great place for birding. We will be on the lookout for shorebirds, raptors and much more. The walk runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The trail entrance is located behind Bob’s Discount Furniture, 3 Mill Creek Drive, Secaucus. Contact:  Don Torino greatauk4@gmail.com – (201) 230-4983 ..read more
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NJSEA Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog Study Shows Encouraging Results On Critical Meadowlands Species
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by Brian Aberback
1M ago
A recently published NJSEA study on the Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog population in the Meadowlands shows that the important species is maintaining its presence across historic sites, and that there is evidence that the region is a stronghold for this otherwise declining species.  Michael Turso, a Wildlife Biologist in the Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute (MRRI), conducted the study with support from his colleagues. His findings were published in the May edition of the Urban Naturalist journal. The Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog is critical; it is the last remaining frog sp ..read more
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BCAS Summer Solstice Walk at Mill Creek Marsh Thursday, June 20
The Meadowlands Nature Blog
by Brian Aberback
1M ago
Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with the Bergen County Audubon Society at a great place for birding. We will be on the lookout for shorebirds, raptors and much more. The walk runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The trail entrance is located behind Bob’s Discount Furniture, 3 Mill Creek Drive, Secaucus. Contact:  Don Torino greatauk4@gmail.com – (201) 230-4983 ..read more
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NJSEA Pontoon Boat Tour Season Kicks Off This Week!
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by Brian Aberback
1M ago
The NJSEA 2024 Pontoon Boat Tour season begins this Thursday, June 8 (the trip is sold out) and goes through the end of September. The guided tours offer an up-close experience of the Hackensack River, its marshes and its thriving urban ecosystem. If you’ve only seen the Meadowlands while driving the New Jersey Turnpike or looking out the window of a commuter train, you won’t believe your eyes! Many species of birds can be seen during the trips, including our resident Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons. Click here to learn more and to register. Tours fill up quick, so book yo ..read more
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NJSEA William D. McDowell Observatory Open Tonight (May 8)
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by Brian Aberback
2M ago
The NJSEA William D. McDowell Observatory will be open for public viewing tonight (Wednesday, May 8), from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Observatory is located within DeKorte Park, the home of the NJSEA, at 3 DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst. To learn more, visit the Observatory section of the NJSEA website ..read more
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Native Plant Day At DeKorte Park Is Less Than Two Weeks Away (Sunday, May 19)!
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by Brian Aberback
2M ago
Native Plant Day is just a short couple of weeks away! Join the NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society for a day of engaging and educational walks and presentations. We will explain how everyone can make a difference in helping a number of species by putting native plants in your own backyard and community. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst for this great event! Contact: Don Torino at greatauk4@gmail.com or 201-230-4983 ..read more
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Reminder: Volunteers Needed for BCAS Annual Spring Count Fundraiser This Saturday, May 11
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by Brian Aberback
2M ago
The Bergen County Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to participate in its annual Spring Count Fundraiser this Saturday, May 11. The all-day program takes place throughout Bergen County. Please contact Dave Hall at david.hall@einsteinmed.edu or (973) 226-7825 should you wish to participate ..read more
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