The Celery Farm

Welcome Back! The Celery Farm Re-opens

The Celery Farm is now open to visitors. RUNNING, JOGGING, and BIKING are not permitted in the preserve, and visitors are asked to maintain a physical distance of six feet between themselves and others, and to wear a suitable face mask when this is not possible. As a reminder, the Celery Farm is a Nature Preserve, for the passive enjoyment of nature and undeveloped open space. High-impact or consumptive activites are not permitted, this means no hunting, fishing or boating, no littering, no dogs, no drones, no picking of plants, no releasing of animals. There are no restrooms or trash bins, please plan accordingly and take your trash home.

Fyke Events Postponed

Fyke meetings and events have been postponed due to Corona virus restrictions. Please check our website and emails for updates on rescheduling of Fyke events.

Renew Your Fyke Membership Online

It's time to renew your Fyke membership for the 2019/2020 season, and you can now pay dues and make donations to Fyke conveniently online using any major credit card. To do so, please visit our new Membership and Donations page. Dues and donations support the work the Fyke Nature Association does toward maintaining and improving the Celery Farm as well as the other services we perform for the community and our members.

Summer Issue of Fyke Newsletter Now Online

The Fyke Nature Association's quarterly newsletter is now available online, here on our website!

Calendar Photos Needed

Photos taken at the Celery Farm by Fyke members (i.e. 2019-2020 dues paid) are being accepted now for the 2021 Celery Farm calendar. There is a limit of 10 photos per person. The photos should be landscape format. Non-cropped photos work best with the software used for the calendar. Please send your photos as an .jpeg email attachment to by July 15, 2020.

Celery Farm Management Plan

The Fyke Nature Association hired the Land Conservancy of New Jersey to conduct an exhaustive environmental survey of the Celery Farm, with an eye toward combating invasive species. Their report is now available and may be viewed here. (PDF format, requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

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Keep up with all the latest news about the Celery Farm and other local nature topics on Jim Wright's fine blog,

North Harpersfield Property

George Rand and Pamela Ryder invite Fyke members to visit 135 acres of forest, field, stream, and pond in upstate NY. Please download and print this document,which contains essential information you must read before your visit, including directions, contact numbers, waiver, lodging, and area attractions. You will also want to download and print this map of the property and this release and waiver document.

The Fyke Nature Association offers educational programs and workshops of interest to people of all ages throughout the year. We also lead field trips to various locations in New Jersey and southeastern New York for birding, botanizing, and general nature study. We are an active and dynamic organization dedicated to conservation and environmental protection.

Support Fyke at Each purchase you make at will now help support Fyke, if you click through using our shopping page. There you'll find some suggested reading, but any item you purchase at will make a (small) contribution to Fyke. It's good place to pick up a copy of In the Presence of Nature, by Jerry Barrack and Jim Wright, which is required reading for anyone interested in the Celery Farm.


Fyke Nature Association
P.O. Box 141
Ramsey, NJ 07446

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