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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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This page was last updated: August 5, 2016
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Our August schedule of events:

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

2. Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm MEETING at the Bayonne Public Library on Ave. C and 31st Street in the downstairs small conference room. Chat about nature, birds and whatever comes to mind.

3. Saturday, August 6 at 4:00 to 6:00 pm Bird Walk at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge behind Otaiko Restaurant in South Cove Commons Mall. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope. Shorebirds are out there!

4. Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge behind Otaiko Restaurant in South Cove Commons Mall. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.

5. Monday, August 15 – Seining Newark and NY Bay with the American Littoral Society.  Contact us at info@bayonnenatureclub.org if you are interested in helping to sein the waters.  

6. Wednesday, August 17, from 9:00 to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Hudson County Park. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.

7. Saturday, August 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm St. Henry’s Flea Market fund raising for the Bayonne Nature Club.

8. Sunday, August 21, Shoreline Clean-up with the Hackensack Riverkeeper from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Rutkowski Park. Gloves, pick-up sticks, snacks and water will be provided.

9. Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Lefante Walk. Meet at the first green bridge behind Otaiko Restaurant in South Cove Commons Mall. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope. 

10. Wednesday, August 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 am Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Hudson County Park. 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.
Bobolink singing in field at Newark Bay Waterfront Walkway. May 2016.  Video by Mike Ruscigno. This is not a common bird for this area.  Its song is unusual.  Some say it sounds like R2D2 of Star Wars. Does it?
Scroll down for some incredible bird videos, all taken here in Bayonne NJ.
Clapper Rail builds a nest June 7, 2016.  Mike Ruscigno took this video from Lefante Walk, Bayonne NJ. 
This video confirms that Oyster Catchers were seen at the Cove of Liberty State Park. Better yet, the immature seen in this video confirms that there was a successful nesting. 

Video taken by Mike Ruscigno.