Field Trips



July 17 (Sun) 9:30 AM Teaneck Creek Conservancy Native Plant Walk Learn about the native plants that grow and thrive at Teaneck Creek and the birds, pollinators and wildlife attracted to them.  Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983

July 19 (Tues) 10:00 AM Mill Creek Marsh  Herons, egrets, shorebirds and other birds of interest.  Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983

July 23 (Sat) 9:00 AM Forsythe NWR (aka Brigantine)  Migrating shorebirds, raptors and other birds of interest.  Contact: Peggy O’Neill 201-868-5829 or Bill Resotko 732-899-2004

July 25 (Mon)  Moth Night in the Meadowlands time TBA Join BCAS at DeKorte for the kick off of National Moth Week.  Moth experts will join us and set up white sheets, mercury vapor lights and “bait” trees to attract and identify the moths. Contact:  Don Torino 201-498-0809

July 30 (Sat) 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park (Rain date July 31) FREE TO ALL  Join us for this family friendly event celebrating all things butterfly.  Learn about butterflies and the plants that attract them, children’s activities, butterfly walks, music and more.  Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983

August 2 (Tues) 9:30AM  Teaneck Creek Conservancy  Join us as we walk this beautiful park and look for the birds and butterflies that call the creek their home during the summer months.Contact Don Torino (201) 230-4983

August 7 (Sun)  10:00AM  DeKorte Park  We’ll walk the many trails at DeKorte looking for migrating shorebirds, raptors, herons, egrets, butterflies and other birds of interest.Contact Don Torino (201) 230-4983
August 9 (Tues)  10:00AM-12:00AM  Birding By Boat at River Barge Park **Rain date August 11 (Thu)  Join us as we take a pontoon cruise looking for herons, egrets, osprey and other birds of interest.  Enjoy the sites from a unique perspective. Space is limited, pre-registration required.  Suggested donation-$15.00.  All proceeds go toward the restoration of the Hackensack River Ecosystem.  Questions?  Contact Don Torino (201) 230-4983  To book your seat Contact Cathy Vonk (201) 460-4677.
August 14 (Sun) 12:00PM-3:00PM  Butterfly Festival at the New Jersey Botanical Garden in Ringwood  Join us as we celebrate all things butterfly.  Guided butterfly walks throughout the afternoon, we’ll also have a table with butterfly and plant information plus other informative handouts.  Rain cancels.  $5.00 parking fee applies.  Contact Don Torino (201) 230-4983
August 16 (Tues) 10:00AM  Mill Creek Marsh  Join us as we explore the marsh trails looking for raptors, migrating shorebirds, egrets and herons.  Scenic NYC skyline view and home of ancient cedar stumps.
Contact Don Torino (201) 230-4983
August 21 (Sun) 9:30AM Teaneck Creek Conservancy  Join us for a mid summer nature walk looking for the birds and butterflies that call the creek their home. Contact Don Torino
(201) 230-4983  
August 21 (Sun) 1:00PM-3:00PM  Fifth Annual Junior Naturalist Program at Teaneck Creek Conservancy  Join us for a fun afternoon as we explore Teaneck Creek and learn about the plants, birds, insects, mammals and reptiles that can be found there. Ages 7-12.  Registration requiredspace is limited to the first 20 children.  Contact Marie Longo (201) 498-0809
August 23 (Tues) 9:00AM-11:00AM  Junior Naturalist Program at DeKorte Park  Join us for our first Junior Naturalist Program at DeKorte as we explore the plants, birds, insects mammals and reptiles that can be found in the Meadowlands.  Ages 7-12.  Registration required, space is limited to the first 20 children.  Contact Marie Longo (201) 498-0809  ALL SPACES FILLED-WAIT LIST ONLY