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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: July 24, 2015
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Saturday, July 25, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Shoreline Clean-up changed to Newark Bay Waterfront Walk near Boatworks and old A&P.  Park behind old A&P. We’ll be cleaning the plastic along the shoreline. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags, gloves, goggles, water and snacks will be provided. We'll see you there!

Thursday, July 30, 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 bring the scope.  

​August, 2015 Events: 

1. Saturday, August 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bird Walk at Lefante Walk, South Cove Commons Mall.  Let’s do an evening bird walk and watch for roosting birds. Meet at the green bridge behind Otailko Restaurant. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope.

2. Thursday, August 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MEETING at the Bayonne Public Library in the downstairs small conference room. Updates and discussion on issues of interest.

3. Saturday, August 8, from 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. Shorebird migration should be bringing in lots of birds now. Bring your binoculars and cameras. We’ll bring the scope.

4. Wednesday, August 12, Note later start time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We’re leading a children’s walk at Rutkowski Park. Join us on this walk if you delight in sharing nature with children.

5. Saturday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park.  Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Bayonne Hudson County Park. We’ll be looking for shorebirds and warblers heading south. Bring your binoculars. We’ll bring the scope.

6. Thursday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bird Walk at Rutkowski Park.  Meet at the gate near the restrooms of Gregg Bayonne Hudson County Park. Migration is on the agenda. Bring your binoculars and bird guides. We’ll bring the scope.

7. Saturday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Shoreline Clean-up at 16th Street Park.  Meet at the parking lot of the boat launch. We’ll be cleaning the plastic along the shore. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags, gloves, goggles, water and snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

8.  PHOTO DISPLAY: Bayonne Public Library Main Branch, First floor, both sides of the hall,our AUTUMN photos. Upstairs on second floor, see the NATURE OF BAYONNE.  Photos of birds, animals, flowers and insects seen in Bayonne, NJ. If you are interested in buying any of the photos contact us.
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Appreciating, protecting and improving urban nature sites
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.