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.
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Located at 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: 201-568-6093

The Tenafly Nature Center is an independent, not-for-profit nature preserve.

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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In honor of our 60th Anniversary we are having our first ever trails challenge! Starting today, we challenge you to visi...
07/05/2021

In honor of our 60th Anniversary we are having our first ever trails challenge! Starting today, we challenge you to visit all 11 trails at TNC between July & August. Head to the visitors center to pickup your passport to log your progress. And use #TNCTrailblazer to share your journey! Ask a TNC staff member for help to get started. See you on the trails! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #trailschallenge #trails #hiking #outdoors #summer #outside #nonprofit #summerfun #familyfun

In honor of our 60th Anniversary we are having our first ever trails challenge! Starting today, we challenge you to visit all 11 trails at TNC between July & August. Head to the visitors center to pickup your passport to log your progress. And use #TNCTrailblazer to share your journey! Ask a TNC staff member for help to get started. See you on the trails! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #trailschallenge #trails #hiking #outdoors #summer #outside #nonprofit #summerfun #familyfun

On honor of Independence Day our facilities will be closed. However, our trails remain open to those who want a holiday ...
07/04/2021

On honor of Independence Day our facilities will be closed. However, our trails remain open to those who want a holiday hike! Want to feel patriotic? Try hiking our Red🟥, White⬜️, and Blue trails🟦. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #hiking #hike #independenceday #4thofjuly #holiday #explore #familyfun #outdoors #outside

On honor of Independence Day our facilities will be closed. However, our trails remain open to those who want a holiday hike! Want to feel patriotic? Try hiking our Red🟥, White⬜️, and Blue trails🟦. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #hiking #hike #independenceday #4thofjuly #holiday #explore #familyfun #outdoors #outside

Our 2021 camp season is already one for the books! Our first week of summer campers have already experienced: a crazy he...
07/02/2021

Our 2021 camp season is already one for the books! Our first week of summer campers have already experienced: a crazy heat index, getting caught in a rainstorm, watching a snapping turtle lay her eggs, and having a black bear visit camp. We also spent our days exploring the trails, playing games and creating many art projects. Here we go-into the thick of it. 🌳 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #naturedaycamp #naturecamp #outdoors #outside #trails #hiking #explore #nonprofit #nativenj #blackbear #turtle #wildlife #camp

Today may be the last day on the calendar for pride month but here at TNC, we will celebrate #pride every day of the yea...
06/30/2021

Today may be the last day on the calendar for pride month but here at TNC, we will celebrate #pride every day of the year!

We welcome people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, and creeds. We strive for our outdoor spaces to be safe and welcoming to all visitors. We recognize that environmental justice must include Black, Indigenous, People of Color and those who are economically disenfranchised. Enjoying nature is for everyone and we hope to see you here on our trails. #natureisforeveryone #nonprofit #tenaflynaturecenter #community #nature #outdoors #outside #hiking #birding #pridemonth

Today may be the last day on the calendar for pride month but here at TNC, we will celebrate #pride every day of the year!

We welcome people of all races, religions, sexual orientations, and creeds. We strive for our outdoor spaces to be safe and welcoming to all visitors. We recognize that environmental justice must include Black, Indigenous, People of Color and those who are economically disenfranchised. Enjoying nature is for everyone and we hope to see you here on our trails. #natureisforeveryone #nonprofit #tenaflynaturecenter #community #nature #outdoors #outside #hiking #birding #pridemonth

Congratulations to this Junior Naturalist for completing the spring guide book and earning the tree badge! Our Junior Na...
06/26/2021

Congratulations to this Junior Naturalist for completing the spring guide book and earning the tree badge! Our Junior Naturalist program is designed for children aged 4-12 with different sections for each age range. There is a a guide book for each season and upon completion you’ll receive a badge. Collect all 4 badges to become a Master Oak All Star Naturalist. Program is free for members. Ask a TNC staff member for more information or head to our website: tenaflynaturecenter.org/junior-naturalist #tenaflynaturecenter #juniornaturalist #naturalist #outdoors #outside #nature #nonprofit #explorer #getoutside #learning #environmentaleducation #handsonlearning #trails

Congratulations to this Junior Naturalist for completing the spring guide book and earning the tree badge! Our Junior Naturalist program is designed for children aged 4-12 with different sections for each age range. There is a a guide book for each season and upon completion you’ll receive a badge. Collect all 4 badges to become a Master Oak All Star Naturalist. Program is free for members. Ask a TNC staff member for more information or head to our website: tenaflynaturecenter.org/junior-naturalist #tenaflynaturecenter #juniornaturalist #naturalist #outdoors #outside #nature #nonprofit #explorer #getoutside #learning #environmentaleducation #handsonlearning #trails

There is a whole universe of objects to be seen in the night sky. At TNC a Telescope is much more than a "toy" - it can ...
06/24/2021

There is a whole universe of objects to be seen in the night sky. At TNC a Telescope is much more than a "toy" - it can help a visitor connect with the stars and other celestial elements, it can encourage a thirst for knowledge, and provide an everlasting enriching natural experience.
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We are so excited to have received our first Amazon wish-list gift from this donor! There are so many meaningful ways to give to Tenafly Nature Center!

Please visit our wish-list to see how you can be an integral part of our mission. To help reduce program expenses, TNC relies on the donation of supplies, services and/or equipment that are used to fulfill its mission. TenaflyNC.org/Wish-List #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #amazonwishlist #amazon #wishlist #donors #nonprofit #support #community #telescope #science #learning #environmentalscience #nighthikes

2021 has been another challenging school year. Congratulations to all of the graduates and how far they’ve come. Now you...
06/23/2021

2021 has been another challenging school year. Congratulations to all of the graduates and how far they’ve come. Now you are wiser, just like our barred owls! We can’t wait to see what impact you make on the natural world. Any college graduates, we are hiring! Check out our website. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #graduation #congratulations #classof2021 #community #support #nonprofit

2021 has been another challenging school year. Congratulations to all of the graduates and how far they’ve come. Now you are wiser, just like our barred owls! We can’t wait to see what impact you make on the natural world. Any college graduates, we are hiring! Check out our website. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #graduation #congratulations #classof2021 #community #support #nonprofit

Our FIRST EVER Forest Preschool school year had come to an end! Throughout their time in fall, winter, and spring, our c...
06/21/2021

Our FIRST EVER Forest Preschool school year had come to an end! Throughout their time in fall, winter, and spring, our classes have grown in many different ways and we are so proud of how far they’ve come.
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For example, our spring Forest Preschool friends honed their frog-catching skills over the course of their time at TNC. With assistance from staff, they learned to respect their amphibian friends by keeping their hands wet while interacting with the frogs. They also learned to always return a frog to the pond that they came from. If you want your child to receive hands-on, outdoor learning and become comfortable with frogs, insects, and wildlife in general, there's still space in our 2021-2022 Forest Preschool sessions! Contact us today.

#forestpreschool #forestkindergarten #forestschool #preschool #tenafly #tenaflynaturecenter #frog #frogs #nonprofit #outdoors #outdoorlearning #handsonlearning #nature #naturekindergarten #pfisterspond #seasons #trails #hiking

Happy #junteenth to all our supporters, friends, and followers!This Juneteenth, we encourage you to reflect on the histo...
06/18/2021

Happy #junteenth to all our supporters, friends, and followers!

This Juneteenth, we encourage you to reflect on the history and importance of this day. Please visit www.OutdoorAfro.com/Juneteenth2021 to learn more on how you can commemorate this day in the outdoors.

Nature is for everyone! 🍃

#Juneteenth #Juneteenth2021 #OutdoorAfro #juneteenthWithOutdoorAfro #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #explore #community

Happy #junteenth to all our supporters, friends, and followers!

This Juneteenth, we encourage you to reflect on the history and importance of this day. Please visit www.OutdoorAfro.com/Juneteenth2021 to learn more on how you can commemorate this day in the outdoors.

Nature is for everyone! 🍃

#Juneteenth #Juneteenth2021 #OutdoorAfro #juneteenthWithOutdoorAfro #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #explore #community

Fawns are all over TNC! Did you know the mothers can leave the babies for up to 12 hours? The mother will forage and lea...
06/16/2021

Fawns are all over TNC! Did you know the mothers can leave the babies for up to 12 hours? The mother will forage and leave the fawn somewhere it can camouflage and stay safe. If you see a fawn left alone for a long time it is most likely just fine! You can monitor it but please don’t move the fawn as you may cause more harm. 🦌 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #deer #fawn #babydeer #nature #wildlife #nativenj #outdoors #outside #nonprofit #mammals #explore #getoutside

Fawns are all over TNC! Did you know the mothers can leave the babies for up to 12 hours? The mother will forage and leave the fawn somewhere it can camouflage and stay safe. If you see a fawn left alone for a long time it is most likely just fine! You can monitor it but please don’t move the fawn as you may cause more harm. 🦌 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #deer #fawn #babydeer #nature #wildlife #nativenj #outdoors #outside #nonprofit #mammals #explore #getoutside

Nature Day 2021 was a success! Attendees were able to enjoy guided walks, arts and crafts, live animal presentations, fi...
06/14/2021

Nature Day 2021 was a success! Attendees were able to enjoy guided walks, arts and crafts, live animal presentations, fire by friction & natural cordage programs, a petting farm, play in the mud kitchen, learn more about TNC and explore our grounds. We are thankful to all of the organizations who came out to support us including @flatrockbrook @teaneckcreek @urbankidadventurers @totesgoatsnj @bergencountycamera @mathnasium_closter @wildbirdsunlimited Bee Keepers from @bergencountyzoo @hackensackriverkeeper and many more! We’d also like to thank our sponsors and a special shout out to our title sponsor @courtsense. If you couldn’t make it this year, we hope to see you June 2022 for next years event! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #natureday2021 #natureday #nature #community #bergencountynj

In collaboration with the Korean Community Center, Tenafly Nature Center is honored to be exhibiting a small selection o...
06/10/2021

In collaboration with the Korean Community Center, Tenafly Nature Center is honored to be exhibiting a small selection of winners and participants in their 17th KCC Annual Children & Youth Art Contest. This event provides a special, intimate opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Korean history through the artistic lens of local Korean youth. This exhibition is currently on display throughout our White Trail and will be up until the end of June.

Here is a link to their website to see all the pictures: https://www.kccus.org/event/art-contest17th_-tenafly-nature-center_exhibition/ #tenaflynaturecenter #tenafly #kccc #artexhibition #trails #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #trees #art #childrensart

We found a mink! (Check out previous post for video)American minks are dark colored, semiaquatic mammals which are in th...
06/09/2021

We found a mink! (Check out previous post for video)

American minks are dark colored, semiaquatic mammals which are in the same family as weasels, otters, and ferrets. They are native to North America, but we rarely see them here at the Tenafly Nature Center!

Minks have webbed feet with small claws that help them swim up to 100 feet underwater and jump from tree to tree!

Their diet includes a variety of critters such as small frogs, crayfish, shrews, and mice. While they are excellent hunters their main predators are great horned owls, foxes and coyotes. Stop by TNC to see the many amazing animals that call this place home!
Image source: iStock #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #mink #mammals #localwildlife #nativenj #northamerica #wildlife #outdoors #outside #pond #pfisterspond

We found a mink! (Check out previous post for video)

American minks are dark colored, semiaquatic mammals which are in the same family as weasels, otters, and ferrets. They are native to North America, but we rarely see them here at the Tenafly Nature Center!

Minks have webbed feet with small claws that help them swim up to 100 feet underwater and jump from tree to tree!

Their diet includes a variety of critters such as small frogs, crayfish, shrews, and mice. While they are excellent hunters their main predators are great horned owls, foxes and coyotes. Stop by TNC to see the many amazing animals that call this place home!
Image source: iStock #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #mink #mammals #localwildlife #nativenj #northamerica #wildlife #outdoors #outside #pond #pfisterspond

06/09/2021

An exciting animal encounter at Pfister’s Pond! Do you know what animal this is? #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #pfisterpond #pond #outdoors #outside #nature #animal #wild #nativenj #nonprofit #explore #aquatic

It’s egg laying time! Over the past week we have seen a few snapping turtles make their way from Pfister’s Pond up to th...
06/06/2021

It’s egg laying time! Over the past week we have seen a few snapping turtles make their way from Pfister’s Pond up to the visitors center to lay their eggs! Keep your eyes peeled for turtle crossing mamas and in a few months for the hatchlings making their way back to the pond 🐢 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #turtlecrossing #turtle #turtlesofinstagram #turtleseason #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #trails #hiking #pfisterspond #pond #aquatic #mothernature

It’s egg laying time! Over the past week we have seen a few snapping turtles make their way from Pfister’s Pond up to the visitors center to lay their eggs! Keep your eyes peeled for turtle crossing mamas and in a few months for the hatchlings making their way back to the pond 🐢 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #turtlecrossing #turtle #turtlesofinstagram #turtleseason #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #nature #trails #hiking #pfisterspond #pond #aquatic #mothernature

Repost from @pabatrescueBat lunch is about to emerge. Please do not use insecticide. Protect wildlife and yourself by al...
06/03/2021

Repost from @pabatrescue

Bat lunch is about to emerge. Please do not use insecticide. Protect wildlife and yourself by allowing natural predators to feed on cicadas. Female bats are gestating and preparing for raising young. Cicadas are an import diet for many of our larger bat species. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #bat #bats #batsofinstagram #cicadas #batrescue #leavenaturewild #nonprofit #insects #education

Repost from @pabatrescue

Bat lunch is about to emerge. Please do not use insecticide. Protect wildlife and yourself by allowing natural predators to feed on cicadas. Female bats are gestating and preparing for raising young. Cicadas are an import diet for many of our larger bat species. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #bat #bats #batsofinstagram #cicadas #batrescue #leavenaturewild #nonprofit #insects #education

Trails: Open 6:30 am - 7:15 pmFacilities: Closed and will not be cleaned.Admission: Waived in honor of the brave men and...
05/31/2021

Trails: Open 6:30 am - 7:15 pm

Facilities: Closed and will not be cleaned.

Admission: Waived in honor of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Trails: Open 6:30 am - 7:15 pm

Facilities: Closed and will not be cleaned.

Admission: Waived in honor of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!                                                                      ...
05/29/2021

Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!
💎60 for 60 Thank You Gifts **NOW THROUGH MAY 31** Make a gift of $60 or more and get an exclusive Tenafly Nature Center thank you gift!
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Celebrate our diamond anniversary and help to ensure our diamond in the rough is there for the next 60 years by making a SUSTAINING GIFT TODAY!
https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/Donation-Form #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #diamondanniversary💎 #dimaondyear #nonprofit #naturecenter #community #support #family #familyfun #children #explore #outdoors #outside #nature #pfisterspond #pond #trails #hiking

Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!
💎60 for 60 Thank You Gifts **NOW THROUGH MAY 31** Make a gift of $60 or more and get an exclusive Tenafly Nature Center thank you gift!
💎
Celebrate our diamond anniversary and help to ensure our diamond in the rough is there for the next 60 years by making a SUSTAINING GIFT TODAY!
https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/Donation-Form #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #diamondanniversary💎 #dimaondyear #nonprofit #naturecenter #community #support #family #familyfun #children #explore #outdoors #outside #nature #pfisterspond #pond #trails #hiking

Join us in Celebrating 60 Years!     💎60 for 60 Thank You Gifts **NOW THROUGH MAY 31** Make a gift of $60 or more and ge...
05/27/2021

Join us in Celebrating 60 Years!
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60 for 60 Thank You Gifts **NOW THROUGH MAY 31** Make a gift of $60 or more and get an exclusive Tenafly Nature Center thank you gift!
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For over 60 years, the Tenafly Nature Center has fostered a wide-reaching understanding and appreciation of nature, through leadership in open-space preservation and education programs focused on nature, science and the environment. Please consider making a donation to support TNC. Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!
https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/Donation-Form

Join us in Celebrating 60 Years!
💎
60 for 60 Thank You Gifts **NOW THROUGH MAY 31** Make a gift of $60 or more and get an exclusive Tenafly Nature Center thank you gift!
💎
For over 60 years, the Tenafly Nature Center has fostered a wide-reaching understanding and appreciation of nature, through leadership in open-space preservation and education programs focused on nature, science and the environment. Please consider making a donation to support TNC. Help us celebrate our past to preserve our future!
https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/Donation-Form

Address

313 Hudson Ave
Tenafly, NJ
07670

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 09:30 - 16:30

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+2015686093

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Thank you Nick for the wonderful meet and greet! Monet is beautiful and we learned so much. We couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you both again.
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Greetings! I am reaching out to provide the official information for the Northeast Earth Coalition's 6th annual Acting Locally For A Sustainable World Conference! The virtual gathering will occur from Thursday, February 11th to Saturday, February 13th. In addition to the video, I have attached a press release that contains details about this years' speakers in the comments. It is going to be a wonderful event! For more information on the Northeast Earth Coalition, please visit: https://neearth.org/ See you there! 🌎
hi. i'm looking to find information on the butterfly exhibit. indoor/outdoor..open?
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.