MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS on Wednesdays are located at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.
Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm.
All programs and events are free and open to the public. We are supported by memberships and donations.
Seventh Annual Moth Night in the Meadowlands
July 24th at DeKorte Park, 8:30PM-10PM
Celebrate National Moth Week with an informative indoor presentation followed by an outdoor moth hunt on trees painted with moth bait and on sheets using special lights. Children’s activities.
Ninth Annual Butterfly Day
July 29th at DeKorte Park, 10AM – 3pm
Celebrate all things butterfly at this family friendly event featuring butterfly walks, talks and identification, butterfly host and nectar plant information, children’s costume contest, music and more.
Second Annual Meadowlands Birding Festival
September 15th at DeKorte Park, 10 AM-4PM
Keynote Speaker-birding field guide author David Sibley. Special guest field trip leader-nature tour leader and birding author Rick Wright. Information tables, guided walks, indoor programs, music and children’s activities.
Program: Our Fascination With Woodpeckers by Pete Bacinski
September 19 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 8 PM
Birders and non-birds alike are fascinated by the sight of a woodpecker. There are 22 species of woodpeckers in North American and we will touch on all of those with special attention to woodpeckers found here in New Jersey. We will discuss behavior, identification, distribution, abundance and some of my personal stories as well as interesting and little-known facts that will make us appreciate this amazing group of birds even more.
Pete Bacinski is well-known to the birding world as a photographer, author and lecturer. He has observed and identified over 700 species of birds in North America. He was a member of the first team to record 200 species in one day in NJ as part of the World Series of Birding Competition in 1984. The team included the late Roger Tory Peterson, David Sibley, Pete Dunne and Bill Boyle. He has extensive experience with NJ Audubon as an Associate Naturalist, Field Trip Leader, Workshop Leader and Nature Tour Leader. While with NJ Audubon, he established and directed the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory and directed the All Things Birds Program For North Jersey. Bacinski is now retired and resides in New Jersey.
Program: New Jersey’s Rarest Reptiles and Amphibians by Allegra Mitchell
Oct. 17 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 8 PM
Allegra Mitchell manages Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s (CWF) amphibian programs, including the Amphibian Crossing Project and the Kauffeld’s Calling Frogs program. She works with landowners to preserve bog turtle habitat on private lands and conducts bog turtle population monitoring. She also manages initiatives to reconnect critical habitat for wildlife in New Jersey. Allegra received a B.A. in Environmental Science – Conservation Biology as well as an M.S. in Biology from Clark University, where her research focused on the effects of the environment on amphibian habitat preferences and locomotion.
Program: Owls, Watchers of the Night by Giselle Chazotte Smisko
Nov. 21 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 8 PM
Program Location: Teaneck Creek Conservancy
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
Refreshments available prior to meeting
If you have suggestions or would like to help with future programs, please contact Karen Riede: firstname.lastname@example.org