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Free Celery Farm Walk This Saturday!

P1000172 Marsh Warden Mike Limatola and I are doing our first-Saturday-of-month walks again this spring -- on May 5 and June 2 at 8 a.m. The walk will be followed by an optional half-hour tour of the historic Fell House nearby.

In the Celery Farm, we'll be looking for all sorts of spring arrivals, plus herons, egrets and hawks (and butterflies). We'll have a spotting scope or two, but bring binoculars if you have them.

Note: We suggest wearing long sleeves, long pants, socks and shoes to reduce the chances of ticks.

The 90-minute walk, open to nature lovers of all ages and abilities, are designed to acquaint more people with the 107-acre Celery Farm  -- and the 250-year-old Fell House.

The walks begin at the end of Green Way (a right turn off of northbound Franklin Turnpike, just before Crescent Avenue).  (Directions are in the left-hand column.)

The walks are sponsored by the Fyke Nature Association, which helps maintain the Celery Farm, and the Concerned Citizens of Allendale, which saved the Fell House and its 2.8-acre property from becoming a townhouse development.

E-mail Jim Wright here to rsvp or get more info. Check this blog, celeryfarm.net, for updates and directions to the Celery Farm, Green Way and the Fell House.

We hope to see you on May 5.