MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION
Our monthly meetings are held at Allendale Borough Hall, located at 500 West Crescent Ave. Clicking on the "View Larger Map" link on the small map below will open a larger version, where you may create your own custom directions.
September 23, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Donald Doc Bayne: Reading the Woods
What is living in the woods? How do you know what is there or what is not there? You just need to know what to look for! Come and learn the tell-tale signs of the forest so that next time you hike, you will know what lurks in the woods you are walking in.
October 28, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Jim Wright: Secrets of High Mountain
Fyke's own Jim Wright will talk about the two coolest aspects of 1,260-acre High Mountain in nearby Wayne - the summit and the Franklin Clove. As a bonus, he will also read aloud his new ground-breaking tale about an amazing seldom-seen bird that lives on the summit (featuring illustrations by Miwa Ishikawa). Not to be missed!
December 2, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Please come and enjoy an evening of short presentations by Fyke Members or better yet, be a presenter and share your nature related slide shows, videos, artwork, photographs, poems, or collections with your fellow members. All should be of 5 minutes or less duration so that we can maintain a reasonable total meeting time.
January 27, 2017 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Giselle Smisko: Avian Rehabilitation or How to Live with a Loon in Your Bathtub
A fuzzy ball of a bird has just fallen 30 feet from its nest and now sits in your hands; what do you do? Many people have faced this dilemma and found themselves feeling more helpless than the bird. This slide presentation handles that situation and many others that confront wildlife rehabilitators. Practical information will be offered on how people can prevent many of the problems that threaten our wildlife.
February 24, 2017 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Gabriel Willow - Birdsong: Nature's Chorus
Possibly one of the most delightful behaviors birds have evolved is their ability to sing. Birdsong has inspired poets and musicians for millennia, and may be the source behind our own song and music. As any serious birder knows, learning birdsong is also essential to locating and identifying birds; many species are much easier to hear than to see. In this program, naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow will explore the world of birdsong, the morphology and biology behind it, and how to identify some of the more common songs in our area.
March 24, 2017 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Falkland Islands and South Georgia: Antarctic wildlife spectacular, by Kevin Watson
They may be earth’s greatest but least-known wildlife destinations: the remote Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the breeding and nesting grounds for many of the bird and mammal species that inhabit the rich but stormy waters surrounding Antarctica. We’ll see glacial plains filled with countless thousands of King Penguins, majestic albatrosses gliding a few feet overhead, huge Elephant Seals battling on the beaches, and much more. Join photographer Kevin Watson for an unforgettable wildlife voyage to the other end of the earth!
April 28, 2017 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall
Edith Wallace: Feeding Birds and Caterpillars at DeKorte Park with Native Plants
The Meadowlands. From garbage dump to Environmental Center. What was once considered worthless space is now a wildlife preserve. If we are to attract animals we must have food for them: plants. The initial plantings in DeKorte Park were primarily native plants. Recently the Bergen County Audubon Society has contributed many native plants to the Kingsland Overlook and Lyndhurst Nature Preserve. We will look at some of these plants and their contributions to wildlife.
May 19, 2017 - 8 PM (Third Friday of the month) Allendale Borough Hall
Bats - Past, Present and Future, with Bat Man Joe D’Angeli
NJ’s own Batman, Joe D’Angeli of the Wildlife Conservation & Education Center in Ridgefield Park will speak about Bats - Past, Present and Future. The talk will include the myths and misunderstandings associated with their maligned unfortunate past, the current status of bats with regards to diseases and disorders, and how the future looks for bats. Joe is a NJ State licensed chiroptologist, and his facility is dedicated to the conservation of bats and all wildlife, and to educating the public on the importance of these truly magnificent flying mammals. Joe will be bringing his LIVE BATS to the presentation.