MONK PARAKEETS, Ridgefield When you reach Railroad Avenue, head south under Hendricks Causeway Bridge. Park car near the bridge and listen; Monk Parakeets live in nests on underside of the bridge.
KEARNY FRESH-WATER MARSH, Kearny Camman Drive is the road the loops around Gunnell Oval; the marsh is to the east of the easternmost corner of the drive. You can launch kayaks and canoes at this location.
Starting today, the wildnewjersey.tv blog is featuring three resent nature photos each Wednesday from the Meadowlands Commission. NJMC's Jim Wright, who keeps this blog, is providing the photos.
Today's feature includes shots of a young Peregrine Falcon attacking a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers on the Hackensack River, plus a photo of a tiny Peck's Skipper, which makes occasional appearances at DeKorte Park's Butterfly Garden.