Category Archives: Wildlife

Pondside Park is worth a winter visit!

Pondside Park is beautiful year round! This 32 acre park is located on the north side of Blanche Ave., just west of the intersection with Lafayette Rd. The dirt road (Kolders Way) leads to the Lohs Field ball field at the … Continue reading

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Heads or Tails?

Heads or Tails?  White-tailed deer in Harrington Park, 2/11/18. For more about these deer and winter in one of our beautiful parks: https://hpgreenteam.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/oh-deer-at-beechwood-forest-february-1-2014/ Thank you Pam Phinney for the photo!      

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Lets Talk Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!   A flock of Eastern wild turkeys wanders in the woods in Harrington Park. Wild turkeys are native to North America. The eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) is the turkey species that was encountered in the wild by the Puritans. The birds inhabit … Continue reading

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“Rappin with Raptors” at Town Day – September 9th, 2017

Tenafly Nature Center will present their very popular “Rappin with Raptors” program at Harrington Park Town Day. Stop by Highland Field this Saturday, September 9th, from noon to 4 pm and meet Mitzi & Meme, two barred owls, and Ruby, … Continue reading

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A small snake in HP

      Harrington Park herpetologists  — please help me on the identity of this little snake (look at the size of the leaf), photographed on Sunday just off the edge of a road in HP after the morning rains. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Fishing Derby 2017

The annual Harrington Park Father’s Day Fishing Derby took place at Pondside Park on 6/18 from noon to 2pm. After a rainy start, the weather cleared up and quite a few people turned out to fish or to play in … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt or Scavenger Hunt?

Treasure hunt or scavenger hunt? Or nature discovery experience? (I have no idea which photo will show up on FaceBook — friends please click on the link to see all the photos!) In our few short hours cleaning up the … Continue reading

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2017 Harrington Park Calendar

Bring the beauty of Harrington Park indoors with the 2017 Harrington Park Calendar! All the pictures were taken right here in HP by your fellow residents. The calendar costs $30 and is available for purchase at Borough Hall. Stop by and … Continue reading

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Bald eagles live at the Oradell reservoir

The bald eagle is listed as threatened (non-breeding season) and endangered (breeding season) in New Jersey. From 1970-1982 NJ had only one nesting pair, but following the ban of DDT in 1972 and the active restoration efforts of the NJ … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Fishing at Pondside Park

The 2016 Father’s Day Fishing Derby was a huge success! June 19th was a beautiful day and many families came to enjoy Pondside Park and try their luck fishing. This year there were ~ 40 children participating in the noon-2pm event.     … Continue reading

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