Saturday, November 19, 2011

Money Island Walk

Our Saturday evening walk at Money Island was a great success.  We had 35 folks show up, members were new to the Salem County Nature Club.  It was a lovely evening but birds were few and far between.  We saw a number of hawks but no owls.
While looking for owls in the darkness of the observation platform, we noticed a bright light in the sky.  After first thinking it was an airplane we realized that it was in fact a planet.  It was amazing to discover how well we could see Jupiter and its four moons when using our spotting scopes. Keep this place in mind when you want to go stargazing.  There is little man-made light to interfere with seeing the stars and planets.  I know I will be going back.