A large number of wild animals and birds live in the woods and watersheds surrounding Harrington Park and many of them visit or make their homes in our yards. White-tailed deer are seen frequently. Bird feeders attract various birds, as grey squirrels, and eastern chipmunks, as well as larger animals and birds that prey on them.
These photos of creatures great and small were shared by an Eastbrook resident whose property borders the woods leading to the Hackensack River. All the photographs were taken in her yard in the past year and a half. Many animals and birds visit her three backyard birdfeeders; other animals are just “passing through”. Pictured: White tailed deer, red fox, Eastern Coyote and wild turkeys.
“What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.” —Seattle, Chief of Duwamish, Suquamish and Allied Tribes, 1854 (posted on the Flat Rock Brook nature center website)
For more information about northern NJ wildlife, please look at this website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/chklists.htm
Or visit a local nature center and speak with a naturalist.
The closest nature center to HP is the Closter Nature Center a:t 145 Ruckman Road, Closter NJ 201-750-2778.