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This page was last updated: April 30, 2015
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​For May, 2015: 

1. Thursday, May 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meeting at the Bayonne Public Library in the downstairs small conference roomUpdate on Rutkowski chemical spill and discussion on the Exxon Settlement and any other issues we find of interest.

2. Saturday, May 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Shoreline Clean-up at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Hudson County Park.  Come volunteer to clean-up the plastic and make the marsh nicer for people and shorebirds. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags, gloves, goggles, water and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

3. Wednesday, May 13, from 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 be searching the upland forest for warblers. This is the peak migration season for these fast moving little birds. Bring your binoculars and your ears. We’ll listen for the sound of spring!

4. Saturday, May 16, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Picnic Pavilions in Liberty State Park off Conrad Drive – It’s a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic): Join with the Friends of Liberty State Park to have a picnic to protest Gov. Christie’s scheme to privatize Liberty State Park.

5. Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 p.m. at Bayonne City Council meeting:  Healthy Ports will be presenting their letter to the Mayor of Bayonne regarding their campaign to protect clean air in the Newark Bay port area. We invite our members to attend in support of clean air. We hope to see you there!

6. Saturday, May 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park. Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Hudson County Park.  This is still the peak migration season for warblers. We’ll start with the bike trail and search the underbrush. Bring your binoculars and bird guides.

7. Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Lefante Walk, South Cove Commons Mall. Meet at the green bridge behind Otailko Restaurant. We begin watching for the shorebird migration. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope. Be sure to tell your friends to join the Bayonne Nature Club!

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.
Below: 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.