• Naturalist Notes: February, 2018

    NATURALIST’S NOTES: With the crazy swings in temperature we have experienced this winter, I have been asked many questions and heard lots of talk about climate change. I try to clear this up as often as possible, since I feel it is very important to help people understand this topic. There is way too much […]

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  • Newsletter — February, 2018

    FEBRUARY EVENTS AND CLASSES FEBRUARY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Volcanoes! Watch out!!!  Mount Closter is about to erupt again!  This month’s after school science program will focus on everyone’s favorite natural disaster – Volcanoes! We will try to get outside each day, so please dress for the weather. Kids will make model volcanoes and we will erupt […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: January, 2018

    2018 is here, and it’s time for a New Year’s resolution. Every year I try to come up with something that will improve my health and happiness. This year I have a new, simple, and hopefully fruitful resolution…spend more time outside. The benefits are tremendous, it’s free, and can be fun for the whole family. Exercise […]

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  • Newsletter — January, 2018

    JANUARY EVENTS AND CLASSES Hardy Volunteers Needed for Tree Survey Workshop January 13th , 1:30 -3:30 PM Ever wanted to learn more about the trees in our Nature Center? We are looking for a few volunteers willing to participate in a workshop followed by a tree survey in the woods.   The workshop will be held on Saturday, […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: December, 2017

    NATURALIST’S NOTES:Fall is slowly coming to an end, and everything in nature is readying for winter. Plants are closing up shop, migrants are leaving, forest residents are prepping to sleep or stick it out; and we are here to enjoy it all. Late fall is probably my favorite time to be in the woods.  Deep breaths […]

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  • Newsletter — December, 2017

    DECEMBER EVENTS AND CLASSES   ***** A Gift From the Forest ***** Looking for that perfect gift for your special somebody?  How about a legacy of wooded bliss! A place to walk in the woods!  Click –> HERE <– to purchase the gift of membership in the Closter Nature Center TODAY   After-School Programs: Rocks + Minerals […]

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  • CNC NATURALIST RECEIVES AWARD

    Northern Valley Press, Front Page CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ARTICLE CNC NATURALIST MARC GUSSEN RECEIVES NJ AUDUBON AWARD     The Nature Center’s beloved naturalist Marc Gussen is the recipient of the New Jersey Audubon’s Informal Educator of the Year Award.  On Saturday, October 21, Marc, his wife Kimberly and his mother traveled to the […]

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  • Looking for a Home? Check Out Closter, N.J.

    The Bergen County borough has lots of parks and good schools, but the buzz now is about shoppinghttp://www.wsj.com/articles/check-out-closter-n-j-1469808827 ByKathleen Lucadamo Updated July 29, 2016 12:17 p.m. ET Closter, N.J., has a reputation for good schools and plenty of parks, but what has folks talking these days is a shopping center. The mall, Closter Plaza, is […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: November, 2017

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what is important to us and to give credit to many of the things that we take for granted. For me, this list begins with my loving wife and children and includes simple amenities like running water, healthy food and of course, access […]

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  • Newsletter — November, 2017

    NOVEMBER EVENTS AND CLASSES   *** Annual Membership Drive *** Welcome to our newest members! If you’ve joined our Nature Center in the past six months, we say thanks and hope that you’ve been enjoying the trails.  For everyone else, it is time to show your support and renew your membership!  With nearly 400 members, […]

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  • Naturalist Notes: October, 2017

    October is a magical time of the year. Transition from summer to fall brings the fireworks display of foliage as the trees lose their leaves, the migration of birds and Monarch butterflies, and my favorite: the proliferation of mushrooms. A handful of species are prized as food, but other than those, most are ignored and […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2017

    OCTOBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIESOctober After-School Classes: Bones, Bats and Black Cats Nature with a taste of Halloween! This month we will learn about skeletons, nocturnal animals and mythical creatures.  Please dress for the weather. PK and K – Tuesdays – 10th – 17th – 24th 1st and 2nd – Wednesdays – 11th – 18th – 25th 3rd through […]

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