The Celery Farm

The Celery Farm

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The Celery Farm is a 107-acre freshwater wetland in Allendale, New Jersey, and is open to the public during daylight hours every day of the year. Dogs are not permitted, and other prohibited activities include fishing, boating, feeding wildlife, littering, picking plants and flowers, operating model aircraft and drones.

The Celery Farm is maintained by volunteers from the Fyke Nature Association, managed by Allendale officials in charge of the preserve, the Celery Farm Marsh Wardens.

Photographers, birdwatchers, and all visitors: please follow the Guide to Ethical Nature Preserve Behavior.

Over 248 species of birds have been recorded here, and more than 50 are known to breed here. The wetlands and deciduous woods provide habitat for many mammals, fish, reptiles and insects. Current bird sightings, and a wealth of other data, are available at the eBird hotspot for the Celery Farm.

Participate with others in recording when you first see different bird or insect species each year using the Bird Checklist or the Winged Insect Checklist.

Have fun keeping track of what you see at the Celery Farm using one of the options in our Self-Guided Exploration designed for all ages.

Read about the Celery Farm Habitat Restoration work done by our volunteers, including the new Native Plant Garden under development. Interested in volunteering? Check out our Volunteer Opportunities.

The Celery Farm has a long and varied history, which Jim Wright devoted an entire chapter to in his book In The Presence of Nature. You can read that updated chapter here. Jim also did a 2021 Zoom interview for Fyke with two women who grew up next to the present-day Celery Farm back in the Fifties. The interview is available on YouTube here.

The Celery Farm has three viewing platforms built by Fyke Nature Association members and six named bridges and numerous other small bridges. You can read about the history of their construction here.

Join, donate or renew Your Fyke membership online. You can pay dues and make donations to Fyke conveniently by mail, or online using any major credit card or your PayPal account, if you have one. To do so, please visit our Membership and Donations page. Dues and donations support the work the Fyke Nature Association does toward maintaining and improving the Celery Farm as well as the other services we perform for the community and our members.

Contact Fyke:

Fyke Nature Association
P.O. Box 141
Ramsey, NJ 07446