• Naturalist Notes: October, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings: There are so many wonderful things about fall that it is hard to pick a favorite, but high up on the list of reasons to love autumn are mushrooms.  Mushrooms come in an amazing variety of colors and shapes, make a great addition to dinners, and their importance in the […]

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  • Newsletter — October, 2019

    >> OCTOBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES –>COMMUNITY PROGRAMS 1. The Amazing World of Mushrooms October 17th 7:00 pm You will not want to miss this captivating and fascinating program: Naturalist Marc Gussenhas offered it often over the years, and always has had a great response. Come learn about mushrooms, their role in the forest…and in the kitchen! […]

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  • Naturalist’s Notes: September, 2019

    >> Naturalist Notes & Musings:One of the things that I love about the Nature Center is getting to see so many people outside enjoying nature. The number of people from so many walks of life doing so many different things always amazes me. From dog walkers to birdwatchers to kids catching their first fish, the […]

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  • Newsletter — September, 2019

    >> SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES –>FOREST STEWARDSHIP: Deer Exclusion Fencing Complete! With the Borough’s support, and tremendous dedication from almost three dozen hard workers, installation of fencing for three deer exclusion sites is complete!    Seven CNC trail maintenance volunteers, Dr. Jay Kelly and 6 students from Raritan Valley Community College, plus 20 young people […]

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  • 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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