Monthly Meetings

Since 2015 Fyke's monthly speaker costs have been funded by a generous grant from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation


Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:00 PM, online via Zoom

Birding New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands, Kevin Watson

New Zealand, "The Land of the Long White Cloud," is home to a wonderful assortment of endemic birds, as well as a rich assortment of marine birds and mammals. Kiwis of course, but many other special species that have evolved during the islands' millions of years of geographic isolation. Birder and photographer Kevin Watson will be your guide on a trip around these unique islands. We'll also venture out to the remote and seldom-visited islands to the south of New Zealand's main archipelago, in search of rarely-seen species of penguins, albatrosses and other incredible seabirds.

Friday, October 22, 2021, Friday – 8:00 p.m., online via Zoom

All About Franklin Clove at Nearby High Mountain, Jim Wright

The Clove is a geological and historic gem located less than 10 miles from the Celery Farm, but few people know about it. Local nature writer Jim Wright, who does the Bird Watcher column for The Record, has been visiting and learning about this unique spot for over a decade. Attractions include the scenic small ravine itself, a nearby waterfall, the local wildlife and a human history that predates the Lenapes by more than a millennium. Jim, a Fyke member, will also talk briefly about Allendale’s efforts to reduce the number of rat-poison bait stations in town. These poisons are lethal to raptors, other wildlife, and pets. Free and open to the public.

Friday, December 3, 2021, Friday – 8:00 p.m.

Members Night, Kurt Muenz

Enjoy an evening of short presentations by Fyke Members or better yet, be a presenter and share your own photos, prints, collections, stories, etc. Information on submitting digital presentations and the meeting venue will be in the winter Fyke newsletter.