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.

April 22, 2017 (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! Leaders: Gaby Schmitt and Mike Limatola. Register for this walk by e-mail to mike.limatola@gmail.com.

April 30, 2017 (Sunday)

High Mountain Hikes

Join Fyke Nature Association on Sunday morning, April 30, for one or two free walks. First, at 9 a.m., we'll walk to historic Franklin Clove, a ravine with cool geology and history – Lenapes once wintered there. The terrain is flat but rocky, so wear serious hiking boots. Limited to the first 16 people who sign up.
We'll then regroup and take a free rigorous hike to the summit of High Mountain – which offers historic views of New York City and the suburbs of North Jersey. We'll look for birds, and pick up any trash we see along the way. Bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. For more information or to rsvp, e-mail celeryfarm@gmail.com.

May 6, 2017 (Saturday)

May Walk at the Celery Farm

This walk is for nature-lovers 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! Leaders: Jim Wright and Mike Limatola. Register for this walk by e-mail to celeryfarm@gmail.com.

May 13, 2017 (Saturday)

Stepping Up For Lorrimer

This will be our 18th 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 of your Fyke newsletter. To sign up for a team contact Gabriele Schmitt, gaby413@aol.com.

June 3, 2017 (Saturday)

Celery Farm Bird Walk

This walk is for nature-lovers 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! Leaders: Mike Limatola and Gabriele Schmitt. Register for this walk by e-mail to mike.limatola@gmail.com..

July 15, 2017 (Saturday)

Tom Burr Memorial Butterfly Walk at the Celery Farm

Our annual Celery Farm Butterfly Walk is held in memory of Tom Burr, the late Fyke member, naturalist, photographer, and friend. Meet at the end of Green Way at 10:30 a.m. for a 90-minute stroll. Dress for bright sun. Bring water and sunscreen. Rain cancels this walk. Leader TBA.

September 1, 2017 (Friday)

Mount Peter Hawkwatch Begins

September 16-17, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)

Mount Peter Hawkwatch Birdathon

The Mount Peter Hawk Watch will celebrate its 60th consecutive count this fall. To celebrate, we will conduct a birdathon at the lookout September 16 - 17 to raise money for our annual report that we distribute to all visitors and for maintenance of our data on Hawkcount.org. Fyke members are invited to help with the count or just to visit and give us your support. More details in the next newsletter. The watch begins September 1, 2017 and continues 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.

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.