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Our Next Free Walk is Saturday, Sept. 6

P1000172Marsh Warden Mike Limatola and I are doing our first-Saturday-of-the-month walks again this fall -- on Sept. 6 and Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.

The September walk will be followed by an optional half-hour tour of the historic Fell House nearby. (Let us know in adavnce about this.)

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,, for updates, last-minute weather advisories for the walk, and directions to the Celery Farm, Green Way and the Fell House.

We hope to see you on Sept. 6. Listing follows.

Celery Farm Guided Walk, Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m.
The Fyke Nature Association is offering a free guided walk at the Celery Farm in Allendale on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m. The walk is for nature-lovers of all ages and birders of all levels. We'll look for butterflies, bugs, weird plants and our feathered friends. We meet at the end of Green Way on the north end of the CF off Franklin Turnpike. E-mail Jim Wright at celeryfarm (at) if you plan to attend. Check for any updates. Bring water and wear long pants and socks and bug spray!