Heard's Brigade reenacted the arrest of John Fell at his house -- now known as 240 years ago as the John Fell House -- twice. The brigade was great, but most in the audience were rooting for John Fell and his family. (Thank you Heard's Brigade and all the terrific volunteers.
You can read more about Founding Father John Fell here.
Why is a Trout Lily called a Trout Lily? (Insert fish joke here.)
Note: Reenactments are 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., not 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Environmental writer Jim O'Neill has a cool story on the front page of The Record today about Bobcat Alley -- a wildlife corridor that The Nature Conservancy and other groups are trying to create in the northwestern part of New Jersey.
As part of TNC, I have been out to the region several times and also photographed it from the air. It is an awesome place and definitely in need of saving.
The Record has some great bobcat shots and a video to go along with the story, here.
I thought I'd share (for the first time anywhere, I think) a trail cam shot of a bobcat taken along -- you guessed it -- Bobcat Alley, by Dennis Briede (above). Thanks, Dennis!
Below is one of the shots I took of Bobcat Alley (Johnsonburg Swamp).
A big thank you to Gabrielle Schmitt for compiling the bird list that follows.
The answer: Near Barbara's Bog to the northeast of the main trail.
Now you know!
My "Bird Warter" column in The Record today is all about the nature hikes in the region this weekend, and features photos by Dennis Cheeseman (above) and Marie Longo (below, at Teaneck Creek), plus one or two by me.
The link is here. (Thanks, Marie and Dennis!)
At one point it started heading in our direction and was on the Spillway bridge at one point. I took several photos before it moved away. One of the photos is full frame with a 400mm lens, just to show you how close it got.