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Join the Bayonne Nature Club by coming to a bird walk, meeting or shoreline clean-up.  We charge no dues, just come when you can. We look forward to seeing you!  

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Here is the May, 2016 newsletter:

1. Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm MEETING at the Bayonne Public Library in the downstairs small conference room. We’ll chat about nature, birds and whatever comes to mind.

2. Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 am, FLOWER PLANTING at Rutkowski Park Butterfly Garden, located at the Compass, south of the Rutkowski parking lot, off Route 440 at the base of the hill north of the beach. We’ll bring tools and plants. Just bring your love of dirt and gardening.  

Also on Saturday, May 7 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 am EVENING BIRD WALK at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge behind Otaiko Restaurant in South Cove Commons Mall. Spring is here and migration has begun.

3. Wednesday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Bayonne Hudson County Park. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.

4. Friday, May 13 from 9:00 am SHORELINE CLEAN-UP at DiDomenico 16th Street Park, meet in the parking lot of Boat Launch. Dress to get dirty. Wear safe boots or shoes. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags, gloves, goggles, water and snacks are provided. 

5. Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge behind Otaiko Restaurant in South Cove Commons Mall. This is the peak of the spring bird migration. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.

6. Wednesday, May 18 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Bayonne Hudson County Park. Looking for birds from Egrets to Warblers. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.

7. Saturday, May 21 we’ll be fund raising at ST HENRY’S FLEA MARKET.  

8. Saturday, May 28 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge near Otaiko Restaurant, South Cove Mall. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.  

Be sure to tell your friends to join the Bayonne Nature Club! Join by participating in a bird walk, meeting, shoreline clean-up, planting the butterfly garden and/or displaying your photos at the library. We charge no dues. We are nature enthusiasts and activists. 
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BAYONNE NATURE CLUB
Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites
Above picture taken by Susan Hill. 7/2012.
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This King Rail and chick was seen in Bayonne NJ, July 26, 2014 from Lefante Walk.
This Clapper Rail was seen in Bayonne NJ, August, 2012. A Marsh Wren is singing in the tall grass out of sight.
This Yellow-crowned Night Heron was seen in Bayonne NJ June, 2013. Video by Michael Ruscigno.
The first Bald Eagle seen in Hudson County, NJ in over 50 years. Eagle populations are increasing in NJ as the rivers become cleaner. This is why we fight for cleaner rivers.  Video taken on Feb. 25, 2015 by Mike Ruscigno.
These male Wood Ducks were seen competing with each other March 10, 2016 off Lefante Walk in Bayonne NJ.