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This page was last updated: March 28, 2015
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​For April, 2015:  

1.  Thursday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meeting at the Bayonne Public Library in the downstairs small conference room. Lot’s to talk about. Can we get Bayonne Certified as wildlife habitat? What about Healthy Ports? Is clean air important? Will development of the OT hurt?

2. Wednesday, April 8, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Stephen Gregg Bayonne Hudson County Park. Park your car on Dillion or Devlin and meet at the plaza at the top of the stairs. 
We’ll search the upland forest for woodpeckers. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope.

3. Saturday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Shoreline Clean-up at 16th Street Park. Meet at the boat launch on the lower level.  Come volunteer to clean-up the plastic that has accumulated all winter. Let’s do our part to remove hazards to wildlife from our rivers and bays. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags, gloves, goggles, water and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

4. Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park, meet at the gate near the restrooms. We’ll look for ducks and ducklings. Bring your binoculars and cameras.

5. Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Lefante Walk, South Cove Commons Mall. Meet at the green bridge behind Otailko Restaurant.  We’ll see “cross-over” species: spring birds coming in and a few winter birds still lingering. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope.

6. Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Flea Market Fund Raiser at 56th Street Senior Center. Come look for bargains!  We’re offering books, music CDs, indoor plants, hand-painted shopping bags, Star Wars collectables and lots more. Funds are used to pay for our web site, buy snacks for shoreline cleanup volunteers and seeds for the birds and butterfly garden.

7. Wednesday, April 29, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope. Let’s look for nesting birds!

Join the Bayonne Nature Club by coming to a bird walk, meeting or shoreline clean-up or helping with the butterfly garden and/or by displaying your photos at the library in our Nature of Bayonne display. We charge no dues, just come when you can. 

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Above picture taken by Susan Hill. 7/2012.
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A King Rail and chick seen in Bayonne NJ, July 26, 2014 from Lefante Walk. Video by Michael Ruscigno.
Below, Clapper Rail seen in Bayonne NJ, August, 2012.  Video by Michael Ruscigno.
Below, the Yellow-crowned Night Heron seen in Bayonne NJ June, 2013. Video by Michael Ruscigno.
Here is the first Bald Eagle seen in Bayonne NJ in over 50 years.  Eagle populations have been 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.