Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Jane's Excellent Adventure
Last week, Jane sent me a list of the sites she had investigated and patrolled to date, with precise details on nest locations and the number of eggs oiled in each nest. I took a quick glance at it then, but last night I read through the list more thoroughly. I can't believe how many areas Jane has visited throughout Bergen and Passaic counties.
As of April 16, when she sent me the list, Jane had visited 28 general locations from Mahwah in the north down to Lyndhurst in the south, and from Oakland in the west across to Westwood in the east. Within that expanse, Jane had oiled 304 eggs in 69 nests. Wow.
I've decided a graphical representation is the best way to convey the scope of Jane's adventure. We begin at 445 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, where she has treated several nests around the pond behind the skateboard park. Want to follow along? Just follow the blue line! Or you can read Jane's report.
Saddle River County Park/Pehle Area Update
Greg and I went back to the Parkway side of the Saddle River County Park in Saddle Brook this morning and oiled 35 more eggs in eight new nests, with one nest under construction. That brings the total to 131 eggs in 33 nests in the contiguous Saddle Brook and Rochelle Park areas. View updated map.