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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February 27, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

The Role of Fungi in the Ecosystem of the Greenbrook Sanctuary, the Palisades, NJ, with Paul Sadowski

10,000 years ago, the Palisades were a glaciated, barren rockscape. Today they are home to a thriving ecosystem. Paul Sadowski will discuss the fungi of Greenbrook Sanctuary and how they help to bring this change about. They function in many ecological roles, contributing to the health of the biome.

March 27, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Asia Birds East to West and Back Again, by Bob DeCandido

Bob DeCandido will show us photos of select Asian locations including Israel, Thailand, Borneo and Malaysia taken by Deborah Allen and himself. They have studied insects and plants as well as birds, with special attention to bird migration in Thailand.

April 24, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Timber Rattlesnakes: Their Secret Lives and Conservation Needs, by Kathy Mitchell

This presentation will address new information as well as the natural history of the timber rattlesnake and its conservation needs. Kathy graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After years of conducting volunteer reptile and amphibian surveys while working as a wildlife technician for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation she began working as a wildlife biologist specializing in turtles, snakes and eagles and has continued for 20 years.

May 22, 2015 - 8 PM Allendale Borough Hall

Jerry Barrack: Ducks of the Celery Farm, Plus a Few Other Keepers

Jerry will show images collected over twenty five years from pre-dawn to post sunset throughout the four seasons. It will cover all the species of ducks seen over the years, including the incredible good fortune to have seen and photographed Wood Duck babies jumping out of the box when they are but one day old. Jerry was there on three separate occasions to witness this beautiful event. Not only will he present wonderful still images but also amazing videos. In addition to these and other wonderful duck images, there will be some new videos and stills never shown before.