Program: “State Line Hawk Watch: A Review of the Last Nine Years” by Karl M. Soehnlein
Wed, September 16th 2020
High above the Hudson River, each year, from September through November, volunteer observers/counters record the migration of raptors at State Line Lookout. Most of the fourteen species of hawks and two species of vultures that occur regularly in New Jersey are seen here each fall. Most are migrants that nest in upstate New York, New England and Canada, while several species, such as the vultures and red-tailed hawk, are also year-round residents in the park.
Along with over 200 other hawk watch sites, State Line Hawk Watch reports its data to the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). HMANA is the only organization that collects, analyzes, and publishes hawk migration data from hundreds of hawkwatch sites on a continental scale. Results are published in the biannual journal, Hawk Migration Studies (HMS). This information is critical in determining the health of these raptors.
Karl M. Soehnlein has been involved with the State Line Hawk Watch since 2012 and currently does the scheduling of volunteer “counters” for the fall migration season and is the liaison between the volunteers and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. He is also and avid bird and wildlife photographer.
Program: The Queen and Her City by Joseph G. Lelinho
Wed, October 21 2020
The Queen and Her City is a detailed overview of the hive A/K/A City. It will present all the players in the hive; Queen, Worker & Drone. It will also discuss the tasks the Worker is responsible for, as well as the duties of the Drone and the One and Only Queen of the Hive.
It’ll go through one full year of the hive from early April and first flowers, into the month of May when the Drones begin to hatch, through the Major Honey-Flow from April to July and the ripening of the Nectar into honey. All the while it’ll keep an eye on the Queen and her very important job of managing and bringing life to the hive. As we progress through the Bee-Year we’ll hear about Swarms, Bee Health, Parasitic Mites, Queen Failure and of course how with teamwork the bees prepare for the Big Bad Killing Season of Winter.
Joseph G Lelinho began keeping Honeybees in August, 1995. He has been the past treasurer over 10 years with Essex County Beekeepers Society. Has been the past President for 3 terms ECBS. He is the current NJ State Representative, Mid-Atlantic Apiculture & Research Extension Consortium (MAAREC). Since 2011 he has began commercial beekeeping.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS
Chapter meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday (Sept. through June) at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.
Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm
Teaneck Creek: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.
All programs and events are free and open to the public. We are supported by memberships and donations.
If you have suggestions or would like to help with future programs, please contact Marilyn Sadowski firstname.lastname@example.org