Field trips rule

Fyke Field Trips

Please Note: We ask that you register with the leader as a convenience in planning all our field trips.

September 1, 2016 (Thursday)

Mount Peter Hawk Watch Begins

The fall hawk watch on Mount Peter in Warwick, NJ begins on September 1, 2016 and continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until November 15. Contact Judy Cinquina at judycinq@optonline.net to volunteer or for more information.

September 4, 2016 (Sunday)

Mount Peter Clean-Up

Our annual Clean-Up is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 pm. Contact Judy Cinquina at judycinq@optonline.net to volunteer or for more information.

September 17 and 18, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday)

Fyke Weekend at Mount Peter

Come one or both days and join the regulars at the lookout. We hope to catch a big Broadwing flight. Registration not required.

September to November, 2016

State Line Hawk Watch

Meet at the State Line lookout in Alpine. This site has easy access and park facilities. Here is a chance to look down at migrating hawks. From September through early November, volunteer observers record the migration of raptors from the lookout point at State Line Lookout, from 9 AM to 4 PM, volunteer availability and weather conditions permitting.

October 1, 2016 (Saturday)

Celery Farm Guided Walk

This two-hour walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We'll look for bugs and weird plants as well as our feathered friends. Meet at 8 AM. at Green Way cul-de-sac on the north end of the CF off Franklin Turnpike. Check celeryfarm.net for any updates. To register, contact Jim Wright at celeryfarm AT gmail.com.

October 8, 2016 (Saturday)

The Big Sit! at the Celery Farm

The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event. Our team, The Celery Stalkers, sits in a circle 17 feet in diameter for 24 hours counting all the bird species we see or hear. The center of our circle is the Pirie Platform. To sign up for a team contact Carol Flanagan, carolflana AT aol.com.

October 23, 2016 (Sunday)

Ducks at Dusk

Meet at the Celery Farm Wardenís Watch at 5:30 p.m. To register contact Mike Limatola, 201-739-8062 or mike.limatola AT gmail.com.

October 29, 2016 (Saturday)

Franklin Clove Walk, Wayne/Franklin Lakes

In memory of wonderful local historian Jim Longo, Fyke's Jim Wright is leading a free walk to High Mountain's historic Franklin Clove, a ravine where Lenape Native Americans wintered more than 300 years ago. Jim W. will talk a little about the history and geology of this amazing spot -- including nearby ancient rock shelters and Buttermilk Falls. You need to have excellent balance and sturdy hiking shoes to participate; the trail is rocky and footing can be difficult. Because of parking limitations, the walk is limited to 15 people, and RSVPs are required. Carpooling will be a must. E-mail Jim W, at celeryfarm AT gmail.com for more details and parking location. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

November 5, 2016 (Saturday)

Sunrise Mountain Hawk Watch

Meet on site 10 a.m. To register contact Mike Limatola 201-739-8062 or mike.limatola AT gmail.com.

NPC Field Trips

The Nature Program Cooperative (NPC) is a collaboration between over a dozen local organizations like Fyke that provide quality nature programs. Throughout the year, NPC members host activities and programs to which all group members are invited. When applicable, member discounts will apply to NPC partner members and supporters. For example, if Tenafly Nature Center hosts an event, members of all other NPC groups pay TNCís member rate. For more details, please see the NPC website at www.natureprogam.org.