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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 31, 2017
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Here is our schedule of events for September:

1. Saturday, September 2, Bird Walk 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 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. The Hudson County Sierra Club will participate in the walk. Join us for lunch at Houlihans’s after for a “not down the shore” party.

2. Thursday, September 7 MEETING at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Bayonne Public Library on Ave. C and 31st Street in the downstairs small conference room. The Honeywell Corporation may send a representative to speak to us about the remediation that will begin in October on the Rutkowski Park bike trail.

Also on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 am at the library, we will be taking our photos and art out of the library first floor display windows. We’ll let you know when we will go back in again.

3. Saturday, September 9, Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am 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. Migrating ducks should be arriving soon. We will continue the Citizen Science Harbor Heron Count.

4. Thursday, September 14, Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Rutkowski Park.  Meet at the gate in S. Gregg Hudson County Park near the restrooms. Bring your binoculars, we'll bring the scope. We’re doing the Citizen Science Harbor Heron count.

5. Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Shoreline Clean-up.  As part of the NJ Clean Communities, the city of Bayonne is calling for a big clean-up of city parks. The Bayonne Nature Club will clean the shores of Rutkowski Park. With the low tide, we’ll be able to clean the beaches that we could not clean in August.

6. Fund Raising: Saturday, Sept. 23 at 56th St. Senior Center (Ave B), 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We will have COLLECTIBLES, so if you are a collector, stop by and have a look! All funds will be used to provide water and snacks to our clean-up volunteers and cover the cost of our web site.

7. Thursday, September 28, Bird Walk 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Rutkowski Park.  Meet at the gate in S. Gregg Hudson County Park near the restrooms. Bring your binoculars, we'll bring the scope. We’re finishing the Citizen Science Harbor Heron count.

8. Saturday, September 30, Bird Walk from 9:00 am to 11:00 am 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. Migrating ducks should be arriving soon. We finish the Citizen Science Harbor Heron Count.

Also, Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at S. Gregg Hudson County Park in Bayonne. If you have old tax documents or personal records that need shredding, this is a great place to dump them. Go to the southwestern corner of the lower level of the park.

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 with us. We charge no dues. We are nature enthusiasts and activists. 
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Nature Club! 

BAYONNE NATURE CLUB
Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites
Above picture taken by Susan Hill. 7/2012.
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We have expenses too:  the cost of the web site, the cost of water and snacks for the shoreline clean-up volunteers and the bird feeder campaign.  We also purchase nature/science books and donate them to the Public Library.

If you have items appropriate for flea markets/rummage sales that you would be willing to give up, we will pick them up and sell them and keep the proceeds as a donation.  Please click on the contact button below, tell us what you have.
Sorry! We are not a 501(c)3.
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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?
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.
A Merlin (falcon) devours a Mockingbird from high up in a tree.  Video taken Oct. 7, 2016 at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, NJ. Video by Mike Ruscigno.