by Mike Ruscigno in Bayonne, NJ published on "You Tube"
Here is the August, 2020 newsletter!
1. SATURDAY Bird Walks: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. We’re looking for migrating shorebirds. Note: Aug 8 is a Yard Sale Fund Raiser—no bird walk.
2. WEDNESDAY Bird Walks: from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Meet at the gate of Rutkowski Park near the restrooms of Stephen Gregg Hudson County Park. Bring your binoculars, we’ll bring the scope.
3. SUNDAY, August 23, from 8:30 am to 12:00 am Shoreline Clean-up at Rutkowski Park. Dress for dirty work. Tools, garbage bags, gloves provided. We will be doing this clean up with Hackensack Riverkeeper.Please bring a mask to wear. YOU MUST REGISTER HERE.
4. Saturday, August 8th Yard Sale Fund Raiserfrom 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to cover the cost of our website and to buy snacks and water for our environmental heroes. Contact us for details.
Be sure to tell your friends! Join the Bayonne Nature Club by coming to a bird walk, meeting or shoreline clean-up or help with the butterfly garden and/or by displaying your photos at the library. Find us on FACEBOOK. We charge no dues. We are nature enthusiasts and activists. Please consider making a donation. We hope to see you soon!
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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.
A Snowy Owl visits the roof top of a house in Bayonne NJ. We named her Eve because she came to roost in our town on Christmas Eve. See the video by Mike Ruscigno left.
August 17, 2018, Mike saw an adult Clapper Rail and chick playing in the pond below the big green bridge on Lefante Walk, South Cove Commons Mall, Bayonne Golf Course Walkway. Proof once again that clapper rails are nesting in the wildlife area along the walkway.
September 25, 2019: We were surprised to see American Avocets in Bayonne Inlet, off Lefante Way, South Cove Commons Mall, Rt 440. In all we saw 6 Avocets. They are not in breeding plumage since this is September.
South Cove Commons - Lefante Walkway: This walkway takes you out toward Robbins Reef. In summer during low tide you will see sandpipers and plovers. Golden Plovers were seen here in 2008. Osprey frequently fly overhead in September. It also has Clapper Rails.
Rutkowski Park - Great for viewing Egrets and Herons, Belted Kingfishers, Red-winged Blackbirds and Marsh Wrens.
Stephen Gregg Hudson County Park - Wood Warblers can be found in the trees on the bank between the ball fields and the upper forest area, especially near the pond. The upper forest has Red-bellied Woodpeckers all year round and Baltimore Orioles in summer.
If you already belong to Facebook, click on the above link to the Bayonne Nature Club and share your nature photos with us. We have a great time chatting and learning together. We try to make every visit a positive experience.