Some Sad News about Historian Kevin Wright

I just read on Facebook that Bergen County historian extraordinaire, author, speaker and all-around great guy Kevin Wright has died.Kevin_Wright

Although we weren't related, our paths crossed many times over the years. 

Kevin was an incredible advocate for both preserving and celebrating the history around us, and generous in sharing his many gifts.

Kevin was instrumental in saving New Bridge Landing (above) and so many other important sites.

This is a huge loss for us all.  An excellent obituary in The Record is here.


The Abandoned Rabbit Died...

Sorry to report that while I was contacting animal rescue folks this morning, the rabbit that was abandoned in our butterfly garden died. We figure whoever left it there thought the garden was part of the Celery Farm.

It might have been sick -- probably why it was abandoned in the first place.

Thanks to everyone who offered advice -- much appreciated. Just sad that it ended this way.

Will probably save the cage for future raptor rescues, unless someone can use it. Let me  know.

Also note: Animal Control said that I should have called the police as soon as I discovered the rabbit -- police would have called them, and perhaps they might have been able to save it. Something to keep in mind in the future.


Three More High Mountain Talks This Month

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I have three more free talks about High Mountain this month -- including two today.

All three will include an illustrated reading of my new tall tale, "Stalking the Wild Turducken."

*Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m.: Free. Ramsey Branch of the Valley Hospital Aux., Ramsey Free Public Library, 30 Wyckoff Ave.

*Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.:   Real Macaw Parrot Club. Free. Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Ave., Fair Lawn.

*Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.: Free. Fyke Nature Association, Allendale Borough Hall, 500 W. Crescent Ave., Allendale.

Also on tap: On Saturday (Oct. 15), I'll be reading "Phantoms of the Ramapos" and "Stalking the Wild Turducken" at the NYNJ Trail Conference's Open House in Mahwah from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

More info is here.