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. Please click on the name of the trip leader to send them an email.

April 26 (Saturday)

Earth Day Warbler Walk at the Celery Farm

Meet fellow Fyke Members at the end of Green Way at 8:00 a.m. to look for spring arrivals. Birders of all levels are welcome! Registration not required for this walk.

May 10 (Saturday)

Celery Farm Guided Walk

This walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We'll look for butterflies, bugs, weird plants and our feathered friends. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Greenway. Wear long pants and socks; bring water and bug spray! The walk will be followed by an optional half-hour tour of the historic Fell House. Leaders: Jim Wright and Mike Limatola. Register for this walk at celeryfarm@gmail.com. Check celeryfarm.net for any updates.
Note: Celery Farm caps and T-shirts will be available after the walk, $15 each. Please have exact change or pay by check made out to Fyke Nature Association.

May 10 (Saturday)

Stepping Up For Lorrimer

This will be our 15th Celery Farm Big Day, also known as Stepping Up For Lorrimer. Fyke teams will be birding the Celery Farm from dawn to dusk. The goal is to count all the species of birds seen to raise money for the New Jersey Audubon’s Lorrimer Sanctuary in Franklin Lakes. Please see the pledge form on page 9. To sign up for a team contact Gabriele Schmitt, or 201-387-0048.

May 17 (Saturday)

Garret Mountain May Walk

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the three-tier parking lot. Directions: From Rifle Camp Road turn onto Mountain Avenue at the tank. Turn right at the first right turn into the reservation. This is one way. The three tiered parking lot is the first parking lot on your left. If planning to attend, register with Gabriele Schmitt or 201-387-0048. This trip will be canceled if a minimum number of people do not register.

June 7 (Saturday)

Celery Farm Guided Walk

This walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We'll look for butterflies, bugs, weird plants and our feathered friends. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Greenway. Wear long pants and socks; bring water and bug spray! The walk will be followed by an optional half-hour tour of the historic Fell House. Leaders: Jim Wright and Mike Limatola. Register for this walk at celeryfarm@gmail.com. Check celeryfarm.net for any updates.
Note: Celery Farm caps and T-shirts will be available after the walk, $15 each. Please have exact change or pay by check made out to Fyke Nature Association.

July 11 (Friday) 8:30-10:30 p.m.

3rd Annual Fell House Moth Ball

Crestwood Lake, Allendale, NJ Join us for the third annual Moth Ball, a free celebration of moths and other nightlife, including a great live band, at the Red Barn at Crestwood Lake in Allendale. We’ll have special moth-attracting lights and sheets in hopes of attracting a wide variety of these amazing creatures of the night, and we’ll help you ID them and learn more about them. Feel free to dance (the Jitterbug?) and enjoy this awesome classic-rock group, the After Hours Band. When the band takes a break, we’ll do a quick and entertaining slide show about why most moths have gotten a bad rep. The Moth Ball marks the unofficial start of National Moth Week, which runs from July 19-27, and a founder of the international event will again join us for the festivities. The free event is open to all and sponsored by the historic John Fell House (a.k.a. the Concerned citizens of Allendale), the Fyke Nature Association, the Allendale Green Team and the Bergen County Audubon Society. For more information, e-mail Jim Wright

July 19 (Saturday)

Tom Burr Memorial Butterfly Walk at the Celery Farm

Named for the late Fyke member, naturalist, photographer and friend. Meet at the end of Greenway at 10:30 a.m. for a guided 90 minute stroll. Dress for bright sun. The walk will be followed by an optional half-hour tour of the historic Fell House. Leaders: Jim Wright and Mike Limatola. Register for this walk at celeryfarm@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 TNC’s member rate. For more details, please see the NPC website at www.natureprogam.org.