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

January 28, 2022, Friday – 8:00 p.m., online via Zoom

Amphibians of the Adirondacks, Ed Kanze

Those who attended Ed Kanze's program at the October 2019 meeting thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. We're pleased that this noted naturalist, author, and lecturer will again be presenting to Fyke. This time he'll be doing so on Zoom from his Adirondack home in Bloomingdale, New York. Be sure to join and virtually meet the local frogs and salamanders.
We ask that you register in advance by clicking the link below. You wiill receive an email with your own unique link to join the meeting.

February 25, 2022, Friday – 8:00 p.m., online via Zoom

The American Woodcock's Favorite New Jersey Haunts, Kathleen Farley

The woodcock is a bird of contradictions--a shorebird that lives in the woods, a cryptic species with a bold courtship display, and a declining species of concern that's also a gamebird. Join Rutgers PhD candidate Kathleen Farley for the inside scoop on the elusive American Woodcock, including where to observe them this time of year. Kathleen's research looks at how the woodcock copes with habitat options in NJ from its traditional young forest haunts to urban brownfields. Kathleen hopes to defend later this spring, so attendees will be getting her findings first, including behind-the-scenes research stories.
A link to register for this program will be posted in advance.

March 25, 2022, Friday – 8:00 p.m., online via Zoom

The Surprising NJ Connection to Birding in North Dakota, Juanita Hummel

North Dakota may well be the most under-rated birding destination in North America. While the first image that comes to mind is big skies and grasslands dotted with colorful wildflowers, the diverse habitat types in ND not only host prairie grassland birds but also provide prime breeding territory for many species of waterfowl due to the fresh-water-filled "potholes" left behind after the last Ice Age. The long-legged Marbled Godwits that we strain to see through scopes in the winter at the Jersey shore can be seen with the naked eye strutting along roadways. Upland Sandpipers, rare and critically endangered in NJ due to habitat loss, thrive there, posing on fence posts for easy photos. This program is a brief introduction to the often-overlooked birds of North Dakota.
A link to register for this program will be posted in advance.

April 22, 2022, Friday – 8:00 p.m., online via Zoom

What's That Tree? Identifying the Flora in the Celery Farms Klomburg Woods, Mike Lefebvre

The 107-acre Celery Farm is filled with not only birds but a rich variety of trees and shrubs. Join Mike Lefebvre as he identifies the flora found in the Klomburg Woods, a deciduous wooded wetland just north of Lake Appert and to the east of the Green Way entrance to the Celery Farm.
A link to register for this program will be posted in advance.