• Newsletter — June, 2019

    >> JUNE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES –>Pond Celebration! Sunday, June 2nd, 1 to 4 PM At the cabin by Ruckman Pond Come join us for day of fun honoring the Nature Center’s Ruckman Pond! A place so special deserves a day of its own! Activities include: * Canoe rides * Tie-dyed t-shirt making * Arts and […]

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  • Naturalist’s Notes: June, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:Summer is almost here and we are gearing up for another round of our summer program. Each year we try to offer an exciting and affordable science-and-fun-filled outdoor experience for 4- to 14-year-old’s. We have two classrooms:one is the Nature Center cabin, and the other is the outdoors: our 136-acre nature […]

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  • “I L.O.V.E. Closter”

    How to pick the best memes and ‘mom’ advice from Tara Clark, the woman behind @ModernMomProbs Favorite things to do in Bergen County? I L.O.V.E. Closter, so I’m always at the Closter Plaza doing The Bar Method or shopping for leggings because #momlife. My family loves to visit the Closter Nature Center for a little […]

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  • Naturalist’s Notes: May, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:One of the many functions of the Closter Nature Center’s Board of Trustees is to manage this amazing parcel of land and do what’s best for its inhabitants. Over the last couple of years we have taken this job seriously and are devoted to protecting not just the forest itself, but […]

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  • Newsletter — May, 2019

    >> MAY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES –>FOREST STEWARDSHIP: Deer Exclusion Fencing Moving Forward Volunteer Opportunities! WHITE TIES STILL VERY MUCH NEEDED.  We need close to 450 ties (approximately 3 foot x 4 inches of light colored sheeting).  These will be tied at intervals to help the deer be aware of the black vinyl fencing as it […]

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  • Newsletter — April, 2019

    >> April Events and Activities –>THE SOUP SUPPER IS BACK! Sunday, April 7th5-7 PM One of our most popular events, the Soup Supper has brought members and friends together for more than 30 years. A great variety of homemade soups and breads is our speciality. You get a bowl and spoon to sample as many […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: April, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:  Each spring, ponds like our very own Ruckman pond go through an amazing seasonal shift. First, the increasing day length and higher sun angle lead to a melting of the ice and a warming of the pond’s water and bottom sediment. The shallow nature of ponds lets some of the […]

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  • Best of Bergen

    Best of Bergen 2019 results: Places to Go And Things To Do Below are the results for the (201) Best of Bergen 2019 results: Places To Go And Things To Do category. Best Nature Center J. A. McFaul Environmental Center 150 Crescent Ave., Wyckoff; 201-891-5571 Runners-up: • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood • Tenafly Nature Center, […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: March, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:Many of the animals that we love and care for here at the Nature Center were once brought here as unwanted pets. Their stories vary considerably, but they all have a common thread – they really needed a new home. Sometimes it is a simple case of: “I never thought it […]

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  • Newsletter — March, 2019

    >> March Events and Activities –>- Welcome Spring Hike – Sunday, March 24th at 3 PM Come one, come all! Layer up your old winter clothes, meet at the cabin, and join us for an afternoon forest adventure. With no leaves on the trees, finding wildlife becomes much easier! You never know what you may […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: February, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:For many years now we have offered programs for kids during school vacations. These programs started due to the number of calls I would get prior to (and during) vacations asking if we have anything for kids to do while they are out of school.  We started to offer school break […]

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  • Newsletter — February, 2019

    >> February Events and Activities –>CLOSTER NATURE CENTER ADULT PROGRAM: “PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY” Wednesday, February 20th, 7 to 8:30 PM Presented by Marc Gussen Come learn the skills of the ancients. This program for adults and teens covers the history of primitive technology from the first stone tools on up. Skills covered include fire-making by friction, cordage, […]

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