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Above, my 15-second video of American Woodcock in action in the Celery Farm

Friday, February 25, 8 PM -- Woodcock Zoom Talk

March is typically chock full of woodcock walks in parks and preserves throughout NJ, including Celery Farm.

Before heading out, listen to Rutgers PhD candidate Kathleen Farley's inside scoop on where to observe them this time of year. 

Her talk is brought to you by the Fyke Nature Association, with the help of a generous grant from the Winifred M. and George P. Pitkin Foundation.

Kathleen's research looks at how the woodcock copes with habitat options in NJ from its traditional young forest haunts to urban brownfields. Kathleen hopes to defend later this spring, so attendees will be getting her findings first, including behind-the-scenes research stories.

Kathleen is finishing a doctorate at Rutgers University-Newark. She first learned the difference between bluebirds and blue jays during an ornithology class at Cook College and has been interested in birds ever since. She did her master's at Montclair State on American Kestrels return rates and is looking forward to wrapping up her PhD so she can return to birding as a hobby.

This presentation is a great primer for Fyke's woodcock field trip on Sat., March 12, 6:30 pm, at the Greenway entrance to the Celery Farm. For more info, and to register, please visit the Fyke website.

We ask that you register in advance by clicking the link below. You will receive an email with your own link to join the meeting.

Ask always, Fyke programs are free and open to all.

20070325 006 woodcock at cf 1772x1181-1(Photo courtesy of Kevin Watson)