Beware: Turtles Crossing Franklin Tpke

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The annual turtles crossing the road by the Celery Farm to lay their eggs has begun once again.
 
Please drive extra-carefully along the Franklin Turnpike and be prepared to stop.
 
A big thank you to all the drivers who stopped to let this guy cross the Franklin Turnpike around 11 a.m.
 
She was about the size of a small dinner plate. She took a break in this tall grass.
 
The Allendale Police Department plans to put up a warning sign tomorrow. (Thank you, Allendale PD!)
 
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Friday"s Free Fyke Zoom Talk: Moths

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Friday's Zoom Talk: Moths through the Seasons with Wade Wander, 8 p.m.

Though they share the same order of Lepidoptera, moths have long played second fiddle to butterflies. But of the nearly 180,000 species in that order, fewer than 20,000 are butterflies and skippers.

The rest of the 150,000-plus species are moths. And in New Jersey, it’s estimated there are more than 1,500 species of moths compared to about 125 species of butterflies.

Join Wade Wander as he offers up a chronological look at the amazing diversity of moths that he has photographed at his moth lights at home in Sussex County.

Wade, along with his wife, Sharon, is a partner in Wander Ecological Consultants, investigating wetlands and conducting surveys for Endangered and Threatened species.
 
He has been an active New Jersey naturalist since childhood, interested in birds, reptiles and amphibians, plants, and butterflies (and of course, moths and other insects). He is a past president of the New Jersey Butterfly Club, for which he is a frequent speaker and field-trip leader.

At the moth station he runs at their home in Sussex County, Wade has recorded more than 1100 species of moths since 2001.

Please register in advance for this presentation. Here's the link to register:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. As always, Fyke meetings are free and open to all.

Since 2015 Fyke's monthly meeting costs have been funded by a generous grant from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation.
 
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James Bond's Wife Was a Book Thief!

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The real James Bond's wife, Mary Wickham Bond, was not only on the board of the Free Library of Philadelphia, but she also stole a very valuable book from that very same library.*

Learn more about the amazing Mary and her equally amazing husband at my free talk for the Ridgewood Public Library this Tuesday at 7 p.m.

You can register here:

https://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=456516&PK=

*We do not approve of what Mary did and ask that others not follow her example.