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Jim Wright
Allendale, NJ
I am a writer with an environmental bent, deputy warden at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ, and a trustee of the New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Interests: Birds, nature, conservation, local history, photography, screech owls, the environment.
Recent Activity
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Jim Kuehlke passed along this shot of the Celery Farm's Bird du Jour. Thanks, Jim! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Chris Takacs took this shot of the second-recorded Yellow-throated Warbler at the CF. Rob Fanning found the bird. (Thanks, Chris! Thanks, Rob!) Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Celery Farm & Beyond
I just got a report of an apparently first-ever Yellow-throated Warbler at the Celery Farm on the path near the Pirie Platform. If anyone could share a pic.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Yes. He is a retired Ninja Turtle. He went by his given name, Raphael, back then...
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Lots of new voices joining the chorus objecting to LG Electronics' plan to build an office tower on the Palisades -- which would set a horrible precedent and destroy the viewshed of this amazing place. Fyke Nature Association is proud... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Mike Brandao passed along this Mink shot, which he took Saturday morning at the Ceery Farm. (Thanks, Mike!) Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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I think Ralph is part Stegosaurus. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Folks who have been to the Celery Farm in the past day or so have likely encountered Ralph, above. After Patty and I did a CF walk this morning, we almost stepped on a baby Snapping Turtle on our driveway.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Gaby Schmitt writes: Hello everyone! Here I am ... to remind you that we are about a month away from Stepping up for Lorrimer on May 10, 2014. The information and pledge forms were posted in the most recent newsletter.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Doug Morel reported seeing Rusty Blackbirds earlier today. Patty and I saw two by Blue Heron Pond this afternoon. (may be a lttle hard to see in pix above). Blown-up view follows, plus close-up of pale yellow eye. (Thanks, Doug!) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Marsh Warden Mike Limatola just reported three Ospreys over Lake Appert. (Thanks, Mike!) Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Marsh Warden Mike Limatola and I took a 90-minute walk through the Celery Farm and saw some awesome wildlife -- a young mink, a Mourning Cl oak butterfly, a Green Heron (above), huge Snapping Turtes, lots of Palms and RC... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Fyke's Earth Day Warbler Walk -- the first Celery Farm walk of the year -- is on Saturday, Apr. 26, at 8 a.m. Yes, Earth Day is actually April 22, but the warblers don't know. We'll look for spring arrivals... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Laura, the famous Red-shouldered Hawk, is incubating eggs in Allendale for the fourth year in a row. She is playing coy in the photo above. (Actually, we think it's Laura but would love to get a photo of her with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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"Ginnybean61" writes: While fishing we believe we saw an eagle -- but which kind? It was big on the ice eating a fish. Crows where squawking at him and when he flew away they ate his fish. Wing span was... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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My latest column for The Record and Herald-News is on a new ABA field guide that focuses on New Jersey. It's called "Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey," by Rick Wright (no relation!), and a nice addition to your... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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The board of the Fyke Nature Association is proud to announce that it has voted to join protectthepalisades.org, the non-profit coalition that is protesting the design of a new office complex that LG wants to build in Englewood Cliffs. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Fyke had an awesome group of volunteers at the clean-up, including many folks not included in the photo ops. I counted at leasted 18 volunteers pitching in. A b ig thank you to them all! The Celery Farm looks great!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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The three Ring-necked Ducks seen by Rob Fanning earlier today were still there at 7 p.m., distant on Lake Appert. (Thanks, Rob!) Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Rob Fanning writes: Although the Celery Farm is (unfortunately) *closed* today, I did hear rumors that the following species were present this morning, including a few surprises. Full list follows. Canada Goose X Wood Duck 6+ American Black Duck 4... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Following a long-standing policy established by Marsh Warden Emeritus Stiles Thomas, the Celery Farm Natural Area will be closed on April 1 to give all newly arrived waterfowl time to plan for their upcoming stays at the sanctuary. Sorry if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Two eggs hatched Saturday -- the third any minute apparently. Accompanying story is on nj.com here. Congrats to the proud parents. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
Alice Leurck writes: The Barnacle Goose was in Ramsey this morning in Finch Park in a big flock of Canadas, but it flew off with half the flock. (Thanks, Alice -- something to keep an eye out for.) Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond
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Marsh Warden Mike Limatola writes: Please join us for a deer management program given by the NJDEP on Thursday May 29th at 7:30 pm at the Allendale Borough Hall. White-tailed Deer are over-populated in our area and cause major damage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Celery Farm & Beyond