Next Friday: My Fyke Talk about the Clove

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Friday, October 22, 2021, 8 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 will also discuss why it might be time for a slight name change for "Franklin" Clove.

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.

The talk is free and open to the public.

You can register in advance for this program here.

Jim apologizes for the use of the third person in this post.  Photo courtesy of TNC/LightHawk


Two Free Talks Coming Up

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To thank Allendale's Lee Memorial Library for selling so many Celery Farm calendars every year, I have offered to give a free Zoom talk about the Celery Farm this Thursday at 7 p.m. for the library.

You can register here.

I will also be doing a free talk for the Fyke Nature Association about High Mountain's historic Clove (in nearby Passaic County) on Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. I will post a link closer to the event.