Monday Morning Mystery 042919
April 29, 2019
Something has been digging a little tunnel across Parnell's Path in the Celery Farm for decades.
Whither the Trout Lilies?
April 28, 2019
I see leaves Trout Lily leaves in the CF this spring, but so far no blooms.
Has anyone seen any?
More on Trout Lilies here.
At the Environmental Fair, a Poop Talk
April 27, 2019
I have to say I did not see it coming -- the eaglet poop or the comment from a very bright youngster.
Several of us were watching the Duke Farm Eagles Cam that I was showing at the fair. When I wasn't looking, an eaglet pooped and sent it flying out of the nest (above left). The boy then commented, "That eagle just peed out of the nest."
We replayed it, and I said that it wasn't pee, etc., and felt myself getting in deeper and deeper, so to speak.
I then said that a raptor expert at Hawk Mountain said that what the eaglet did was called "throwing a mute."
Not helpful and probably a bit TMI for youngsters and adults alike.
For those who wish to try to explain such things when asked, I found a useful explanation here. I think.
Links to Eagle Cam and E-books
April 27, 2019
As part of my talks at the Northern Valley Environmental Fair, I promised I would post here all the links I discussed.
The Duke Farms Eagle Cam:
The Duke Farms interactive Bald Eagle e-book was designed by Mimi Sabatino and includes a ton of information about Duke Farms' Bald Eagles as well as the Bald Eagle's amazing comeback in New Jersey and beyond -- plus plenty of excellent links.
Also featured: Some great photography by Kevin Watson.
You can view it here:
The Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond e-book -- a nifty collaborative effort --can be viewed or downloaded here: