Monthly Meetings


Our monthly meetings are now held at Allendale Borough Hall, located at 500 West Crescent Ave. Clicking on the "View on Google Maps" link on the small map below will open a larger version, where you may create your own custom directions.

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September 25, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Jill Bennetta: Live Rescued Hawks

Day and night, raptors are flying, hunting, and roosting here in New Jersey. Through artifacts and live birds of prey, people will learn about Flat Rock brook’s feathered ambassadors, including their behavior, physiology, adaptations and natural history.

October 23, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

George Nixon: Yellowstone: Land Between Fire & Water

The national parks have been called America's Best Idea. There are 58 National Parks in the U.S. and many more monuments, recreation areas, forests, and historic area. The first and probably the most unique is Yellowstone. Combined with the Grand Teton Nation Park and several National Forests, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem comprises an area unlike any other in the United States. Nowhere else can one observe magnificent geological wonders, mountain scenery, and perhaps one of the largest concentrations of large mammals left in the United States. If the National Parks are America's Crown Jewels then Yellowstone must be the star of the crown. This program will cover both the geological aspects of the park and also its wildlife from the charismatic megafauna to the smallest members of the community.

December 4, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Members Night

Please come and enjoy an evening of short presentations by Fyke Members or better yet, be a presenter and share your own photos, prints, collections, stories, etc. Details for presentations at this meeting will be in the Winter newsletter. Please note the new date, the first Friday in December.

January 22, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Kevin Watson: Travels in Peru

Peru is one of the birdiest countries in South America, in addition having a rich cultural history and spectacular scenery. Photographer Kevin Watson presents a program that takes us from the Pacific coast to the high Andes and the center of the Inca empire, then east to the humid cloud-forest slopes and the edges of the Amazon basin. Tanagers, Toucans and Hummingbirds are among the stars of the show, but we will also see the world’s most beautiful Tern, as well as Penguins and other surprises.

February 26, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

The Mysteries of Migration with Gabriel Willow

NYC naturalist Gabriel Willow gives a multimedia presentation about the mysteries of bird migration, exploring why NYC & NJ are of particular importance for migratory songbirds and other species. Learn about the latest science on avian migration, what migratory species are found in our area, what you can do to observe and conserve these species and what observation of these species can tell us about climate change and other environmental issues. We will also explore what particular challenges urban settings pose for migratory species."

March 25, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Jim Wright & Stiles Thomas: The Red-shouldered Hawks of Allendale

The legendary Stiles Thomas and his sidekick Jim Wright tell the story of these endangered hawks ' efforts to survive - and thrive - at several locations in Allendale and nearby Ramsey over the past 15 years. The program will feature a talk by Jim, comments by Stiles, photos of Laura and her mate taken by Fyke members, plus a real-live Red-shoulder Hawk carving done by Stiles. Note: Stiles says only a total fool would miss this talk.

April 22, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

The Gardens of the Garden State Gardens Consortium, by Edith Wallace

The gardens of the Garden State Gardens Consortium feature historic houses and gardens, formal gardens, sculpture, and, of course, native plants displayed in this presentation. Take a virtual tour of public gardens of New Jersey with Edith Wallace so see treasures of our native plants.

May 22, 2016 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Jerry Barrack: From Africe to Allendale

From South Africa to Allendale, with many interesting stops along the way, Jerry will be presenting many of his favorite images. The private game preserves of Phinda and Londolozi and Kreuger National Park in South Africa provided many opportunities for great images of the “Big Five” mammals (Lions, Leopards, Cape Buffalo, Elephants, and Rhinos) as well as many birds not seen in the U.S. Many new images from Florida will be shown in addition to other “special places” including the most idyllic of all, the Celery Farm. As usual, the show will last exactly 37.5 minutes.