Tenafly Nature Center

Tenafly Nature Center The Tenafly Nature Center is an independent, not-for-profit nature preserve. Our mission is to protect almost 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same.
Located at 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Phone: 201-568-6093 The Tenafly Nature Center is an independent, not-for-profit nature preserve.
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Mission The stewardship of nearly 400 wooded acres for the purposes of conservation, education and recreation. Vision A community that feels a strong connection to the natural world and actively partners with us to promote the highest level of biodiversity possible for our natural areas.

Mission: Our mission is to protect almost 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same. Since 1961, TNC has nurtured an appreciation for nature, been a leader in open-space preservation and in environmental education for our community in Tenafly, Bergen County, and beyond.

06/01/2020

TNC has cancelled June 22 & June 29 weeks of summer nature day camp. As of June 1, we now know the State of NJ is allowing day camps to run starting July 6 but this does not mean TNC will be able to run camp. We are working hard to see if we can adhere to State restrictions while following ACA and CDC recommendations and guidelines. Once we have gathered enough information we will make an informed decision if we can run an in person camp safely and make it an enjoyable experience. We thank everyone for their patience and we will announce our decision on social, emails, and on our website.
-Jennifer LoDico
Camp Director

06/01/2020

It’s a new day. Make it count

-Last shore video from Jen. Sunrise.

05/31/2020

Soothing beach views from Jen down the shore.

A beautiful day for a walk to the pond. Want to capture the moment? June 14-16 we will be offering family portraits by t...
05/30/2020

A beautiful day for a walk to the pond. Want to capture the moment? June 14-16 we will be offering family portraits by the pond! Sign up for a time slot on our website and be photographed by professional photographer @suzannevosburg. A part of the proceeds will go towards supporting TNC. #tenaflynaturecenter #portraitbythepond #tenaflynj #pond #pondportrait #family #familyportraits #naturephotography #nature #outdoors #outside #memories

Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for suns...
05/29/2020

Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine-Anonymous

Spiderweb caught in the rain 🕸💧 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #rain #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #hiking #explore #allweather #spring #freshair #plants #arachnidsofinstagram #arachnid

05/28/2020
Memories 😭 This photo is from May 2016! This time of year we normally have school buses lined up on the hill and childre...
05/28/2020

Memories 😭 This photo is from May 2016! This time of year we normally have school buses lined up on the hill and children excitedly experiencing TNC field trips for the first time or eagerly telling us all the things they remember from last time. Spring is a favorite season for naturalists and usually our busiest. We miss teaching in person and experiencing spring together. TNC is still here for our community! We have been offering virtual content on Facebook and Zoom so keep checking our website and follow us on social media to stay connected with the natural world! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #nature #fieldtrips #schoolfieldtrip #education #learning #environmentaleducation #hiking #outdoors #outside #explore #discover #virtuallearning

TNC’s logo is the acorn. But it wasn’t always! Do you know what our original logo was back in 1961? Or the one after tha...
05/27/2020

TNC’s logo is the acorn. But it wasn’t always! Do you know what our original logo was back in 1961? Or the one after that? #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #nature #outdoors #outside #hiking #trails #seeds #trees #plants #explore #discover #environmentaleducation #learning #funfacts

05/27/2020

Live animal feeding at TNC

05/26/2020

Join Jen to see examples of poison ivy leaves and vines on the red trail!

Poison ivy rash is caused by an allergic reaction to an oily resin called urushiol. This oil is in the leaves, stems and roots of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac

Often the rash looks like a straight line because of the way the plant brushes against your skin. But if you come into contact with a piece of clothing or pet fur that has urushiol on it, the rash may be more spread out. You can also transfer the oil to other parts of your body with your fingers. The reaction usually develops 12 to 48 hours after exposure and lasts two to three weeks.

You asked, we listened! Our online video schedule has changed to 4:00pm. Facebook is our main platform but we’ll try our...
05/26/2020

You asked, we listened! Our online video schedule has changed to 4:00pm. Facebook is our main platform but we’ll try our best to bring content to Instagram as well. For past videos all the way back to March, check our Facebook under videos. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #virtual #online #onlinelearning #virtuallearning #education #familyfun #environment

It’s World Turtle Day! 🐢 Here at TNC we love turtles! Pictures are turtles you can find out on our trails and by Pfister...
05/23/2020

It’s World Turtle Day! 🐢 Here at TNC we love turtles! Pictures are turtles you can find out on our trails and by Pfister’s Pond. Join us today at 2:00pm to meet TNC’s Animal Ambassador turtles to celebrate! Facebook Live & Instagram Live. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #turtle #worldturtleday #turtleday #reptile #nativenj #freeprogram #nonprofit @ Tenafly Nature Center

05/22/2020
05/21/2020
Pond Ecology

Join Jill and learn about Pond Ecology! She will take you to two different ponds at TNC and explain how ponds are formed and what can be found living in there!

Are you a birder? A previous CIT, Elliot has been enjoying nature walks each morning before virtual school and many days...
05/21/2020

Are you a birder? A previous CIT, Elliot has been enjoying nature walks each morning before virtual school and many days returns after school. His keen photography skills have captured this blue-winged warbler. We are happy to provide a place where our community can unwind, connect with nature, and do something good for their mental health.

📸Elliot Lee

#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #birding #birds #warbler #warblersofinstagram #outdoors #outside #nature #hiking #trails #nonprofit #community #naturehike #highschool #volunteer #naturephotography #naturelover #natureshot @ Tenafly Nature Center

05/20/2020
A Calming Look at Pfister's Pond

Join Jen and sit back and relax as you watch and listen to the sights and sounds of Pfister's Pond on a windy spring day.

Spring at TNC. Pfister’s Pond is a great place to stop and take a deep breath. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #pfisters...
05/20/2020

Spring at TNC. Pfister’s Pond is a great place to stop and take a deep breath. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #pfisterspond #nonprofit #nature #pond #spring #plants #aquatic #amphibians #reptiles #waterfowl #hiking #trails #outdoors #outside #reflection #community #support #familyfun #relaxing #mentalhealth

Did you know we extended our TNC Lawn Sign fundraiser? You can order a sign on our website for $20. All proceeds go towa...
05/20/2020

Did you know we extended our TNC Lawn Sign fundraiser? You can order a sign on our website for $20. All proceeds go towards supporting our nonprofit. Show your neighbors you love TNC! Link in Bio to purchase. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #lawnsigns #support #fundraiser #community #nature #outdoors #outside #trails

Thank you again to Travis from Eyes of the Wild for joining us on our Zoom call today! We all had a lot of fun and enjoy...
05/19/2020

Thank you again to Travis from Eyes of the Wild for joining us on our Zoom call today! We all had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting Peaches, Jack Frost and Willis. If you were unable to join, check them out for our own private Zoom calls with their wildlife rescues! Eyes of the Wild

Hi friends! Don’t forget: our rescued animals can visit up close right on your screens, and we can put together fun educational programs for any occasion or audience. For more info, visit our website: www.eyeswild.com/virtual-visits .We’ve been having a great time with Zoom and Google Meet events so far, and have been booking up quickly! All proceeds go towards keeping our critters well-fed and healthy. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for the continued support🐾

Tenafly Nature Center's cover photo
05/19/2020

Tenafly Nature Center's cover photo

05/19/2020

Join us TODAY at 4:00pm on Zoom and meet Eyes of Wild! They are an exotic animal rescue organization giving neglected, confiscated, and unwanted animals a permenant home. All ages can attend and ask questions in real time. Which animals will be there? You’ll have to join to find out! Register on our website. Link in Bio.

#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #animalrescue #eyesofwild #animals #liveanimals #education #learning

05/17/2020

THANK YOU to everyone who donated during our Dueling Piano Brunch with the Birds fundraiser!! A very special thank you to Mark & Kenny from Shake Rattle N Roll Pianos for generously setting this event up with us and spending the day melting in the sunshine jamming out for our viewers! We’d also like to thank Brasserie Tenafly Cafe Angelique Tenafly Classic Diner Veda Contemporary Indian Cuisine and Emanu El Delhi for participating in the Brunch Boxes!!

You can still watch the broadcast below and donate to support TNC.

Today is the day!! Tune in to our page at 12:00pm for our Dueling Pianos Fundraiser. Request your songs now or ...
05/17/2020

Today is the day!! Tune in to our page at 12:00pm for our Dueling Pianos Fundraiser. Request your songs now or during the broadcast. Link in bio. 🎹

#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #duelingpianos #birds #outdoors #nature #birds #raptor #community #fundraiser

Another gorgeous day for hiking the trails! $2 cash or Venmo. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #hiking #nonprofit #trails...
05/16/2020

Another gorgeous day for hiking the trails!

$2 cash or Venmo. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #hiking #nonprofit #trails #open #outside #outdoors #spring #nature

05/16/2020
05/15/2020

National Endangered Species Day!

05/14/2020

Join Jen on the yellow trail and see what slimy critter she found at Pfister’s Pond!

Make sure to watch in HD

Can you guess where this photo was taken at TNC? Hint: it’s a great spot for birding! 🧐Speaking of birds, don’t forget a...
05/14/2020

Can you guess where this photo was taken at TNC? Hint: it’s a great spot for birding! 🧐

Speaking of birds, don’t forget about Brunch with the Birds this Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm! Link in bio. 🦉#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #fundraiser #community #support #tnc #trails #nature #outside #outdoors #spring #hiking #stream #bridge

05/13/2020
Last chance to purchase a lawn sign to support TNC! Proceeds will go towards preserving our land so you can enjoy this v...
05/13/2020

Last chance to purchase a lawn sign to support TNC! Proceeds will go towards preserving our land so you can enjoy this view for years to come. Order on our website by noon today. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenafly #tenaflynj #nonprofit #land #preservation #recreation #pfisterspond #nature #hiking #trails #outdoors #spring #fundraiser #community #support #trees #wildlife

05/12/2020

How to hike at TNC!

We’ve made some changes. Know, before you go

Sunday, May 17 join our dueling pianos fundraiser! 🎹 Rock out to a concert from your couch. This event is not only suppo...
05/12/2020

Sunday, May 17 join our dueling pianos fundraiser! 🎹 Rock out to a concert from your couch. This event is not only supporting TNC, but will also support local restaurants when you order a Brunch Box by Saturday to enjoy while watching the livestream. Make a day of it! Have brunch, request your favorite song, and singalong 🎤 🎶 Link in Bio.

#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #brunchwithbirds #duelingpianos #nature #fundraiser #community #shakerattlerollpianos #outdoors #support #music #brunchbox #localbusiness

Address

313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
07670

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(201) 568-6093

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Oh my goodness, my class of very avid bird-loving 4 and 5 year-olds we're completely mesmerized by Alex and Ruby as we culminated our bird study! Alex, thank you for the way you brought so much life to the visit, and big thanks to Ruby who was hanging in there even though she wanted to be moving around! (Sorry I had to leave by 3:00. It was so hard to leave, but you were in Manny's capable hands.) Thank you thank you thank you!
TNC is doing a terrific job of keeping our trails open in this troubling time. Thanks!! 😍
Found this little guy near the yellow trail! I put it up by the visitor center building.
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Please help us to share this . We are desperately looking for her. She really needs us and her medicine every day
Be on the lookout!
Have you heard the news? Tenafly Nature Center has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 34 West Railroad Avenue, Tenafly NJ during the month of October we will receive a $1 donation.
A big thank you for the fantastic opportunity to photograph Mene, Mitzi and Ruby!
Here's Mene out and about for a workshop with Bergen County Camera.
Capture this image today in the outside Butterfly Garden. Staff and I check for ID internet search at home revealed it is a Red Striped Hairstreak Butterfly. VERY small about 1/2 inch...
Hello, I am trying to contact Executive Director, Group Tours Manager or Marketing Director for your exhibit. If you can have them email me ([email protected]) at their earliest convenience I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers! Chris
Also found this awesome caterpillar on our walk today! :) #tenaflynaturecenter