Field trips rule

Fyke Field Trips

Please be prepared to observe distancing guidelines, wear a face mask and avoid sharing optics during all field trips. We ask that you register with the leader as a convenience in planning all our field trips.


Butterfly Summer

Friday, July 15, 2 p.m.

All About Butterflies

Don Torino, head of Bergen Audubon, will do a short Zoom talk on butterflies in advance of Fyke's and Lee Memorial Library’s Family Butterfly Walk on Saturday, July 16. Don will also mention the big annual Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park in Lynhurst on Sunday, July 17.

Jim Wright will introduce Don and later talk briefly about the Saturday walk and logistics thereto. 45 minutes. Free and open to all. Stay tuned on how to register for the Zoom talk, brought to you by the Fyke Nature Association and Lee Memorial Library.

Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.

Family Butterfly Walk at The Celery Farm

This annual event is held in memory of Tom Burr, the late naturalist, photographer, and friend of the Celery Farm. This year we are teaming with Lee Memorial Library and inviting local families.

Join Deedee Burnside, Fred Weber, Jim Wright and other Fyke members for a 60-minute stroll. Meet at the end of Green Way at 10:30 a.m. Free and open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for bright sun. Bring water and sunscreen. Rain date: Saturday, July 23, 10:30 a.m. To register, email Jim at celeryfarm@gmail.com. Limit: 24 participants. We will schedule another walk if the demand is strong.

Saturday, July 23, 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Moth Night at the Fell House.

Saturday, July 23 is Moth Night, and Fyke and Lee Memorial Library are kicking off National Moth Week. Elena Tartaglia, a biology professor at Bergen Community college and a National Moth Week founder, will do a short talk at 7:45 p.m. and supply the moth lights. We will also show "Mothra Vs. Godzilla" outside and serve s'mores. Bring your own non-aerosol mosquito spray and water. Ends at 10 p.m. To register, email Jim Wright at celeryfarm@gmail.com.

TBA

A Friday afternoon Zoom talk about raising Monarch butterflies.

Free and open to all. Stay tuned on how to register.

Butterfly Summer is brought to you thanks to a generous grant from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation.


September 1, 2022,

Mt. Peter Hawk Watch begins

Visit Mount Peter this fall and witness one of the most spectacular migrations in the country. Fyke members can help with the count or just keep a lonely hawk watcher company. Best time to visit is between September 11 and 21 for "kettles" of Broad-winged Hawks climbing thermals up to the clouds. Mid to late October the Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks flap and glide past the lookout following the migrant songbirds, and the end of October through November 15, the big guys come through - Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrines, Northern Harriers, and Osprey are possible any time. And don't forget the homemade ice cream available at the Creamery below the lookout. The watch begins September 1, 2022, 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.

Saturday, September 3, 2022,

Mt. Peter Clean-Up.(Rain date, Sunday, September 4)

Our annual Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, September 4, 2022. We pick up garbage, cut back trails and clear sight lines that obscure incoming hawks using hand tools. We can always use volunteers. 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.