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.

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.

Operating as usual

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner! Your donation will go towards our Year-End Appeal: Give the Gift of Nature. H...
11/23/2020

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner! Your donation will go towards our Year-End Appeal: Give the Gift of Nature. Help TNC provide educational opportunities for children throughout our local community. Your donation will give children the gift of learning in the great outdoors, helping to make a green impact on the rest of their lives. https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/Year-End-Appeal #givingtuesday #nonprofit #children #outdoors #forestpreschool #nature #learning #autumn #giving #community #togetherness #together #givethanks #outdoors #outside

Join us and our friends at @flatrockbrook and @teaneckcreek for our Home-School Trifecta series! This program is complet...
11/22/2020

Join us and our friends at @flatrockbrook and @teaneckcreek for our Home-School Trifecta series! This program is completely outdoors and face masks are required. Registration is on our website. #homeschool #homeschoollife #education #tenaflynj #bergencounty #bergencountynj #bergen #outdoor #outside #nonprofit #naturecenter #tenaflynaturecenter #teaneckcreekconservancy #flatrockbrooknaturecenter

Did you know we always have a storywalk trail? The trail and story change seasonally. Currently, enjoy Earl the Squirrel...
11/21/2020

Did you know we always have a storywalk trail? The trail and story change seasonally. Currently, enjoy Earl the Squirrel on the yellow trail! A perfect way to keep young hikers focused and motivated as you follow the story along the trail. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #bergencountynj #storywalk #storywalktrail #hiking #outdoors #outside #nature #familyfun #reading #noscreentime #screenfree #trees #leaves #autumn #fall #getoutside #readersofinstagram #readingisfun

Mark your calendars! Giving Tuesday is on December 1. #givingback #givingtuesday #community #nonprofit #naturecenter #na...
11/20/2020

Mark your calendars! Giving Tuesday is on December 1. #givingback #givingtuesday #community #nonprofit #naturecenter #nature #outdoors #together #tenafly #tenaflynature

Registration is open for our HOME-SCHOOL TRIFECTA! Join us and our friends at @teaneckcreek and @flatrockbrook on Decemb...
11/19/2020

Registration is open for our HOME-SCHOOL TRIFECTA! Join us and our friends at @teaneckcreek and @flatrockbrook on December 1-3 for outdoor learning and fun. Choose between our morning session 10:00am-11:30am or afternoon session 3:00pm-4:30pm. This program is a drop off for children aged 5-12 and 100% outside. Register on our website before spots fill up! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #tenafly #flatrockbrook #teaneckcreekconservancy #englewood #teaneck #homeschool #nonprofit #outdoorlearning #outdoorenrichment #homeschooling #community #children #nature

It’s National Take A Hike Day! Grab your boots and head out onto the trails. This is a day all about connecting with nat...
11/17/2020

It’s National Take A Hike Day! Grab your boots and head out onto the trails. This is a day all about connecting with nature and enjoying quality time with the outside world. You can enjoy a solo walk or bring the whole family. Take a hike! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #takeahike #nationaltakeahikeday #nationalday #trees #foliage #fall #autumn #nature #outdoors #outside #hiking #hike #explore #nonprofit #leaves #freshair

It’s a windy day but the sun is shining! ☀️ #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #tenafly #hiking #explore #leaves #autumn #t...
11/16/2020

It’s a windy day but the sun is shining! ☀️ #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #tenafly #hiking #explore #leaves #autumn #tree #fall #nonprofit #autumn #sun #sunshine #seasons #foliage #fallfoliage

We’re working on something exciting! Do you know what’s being built here?! 🧐 #tenaflynature #tenaflynaturecenter #nature...
11/13/2020

We’re working on something exciting! Do you know what’s being built here?! 🧐 #tenaflynature #tenaflynaturecenter #naturecenter #nonprofit #hiking #trails #outdoors #nature

Pitter-patter raindropsFalling from the sky.Here is my umbrellaTo keep me safe and dry.When the rain is overThe sun begi...
11/12/2020

Pitter-patter raindrops
Falling from the sky.
Here is my umbrella
To keep me safe and dry.
When the rain is over
The sun begins to glow.
Little flowers start to bud,
And grow and grow and grow.

To all the veterans out there, THANK YOU for your service ❤️🤍💙🦅 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nj #tenafly #veterans #...
11/11/2020

To all the veterans out there, THANK YOU for your service ❤️🤍💙🦅 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #nj #tenafly #veterans #veteransday #service

Another day to enjoy the sunshine 🍁 #tenaflynj #tenaflynaturecenter #fall #autumn #seasons #hiking #leaves #kneehigh #na...
11/10/2020

Another day to enjoy the sunshine 🍁 #tenaflynj #tenaflynaturecenter #fall #autumn #seasons #hiking #leaves #kneehigh #nature #naturalist #sunny #hiking #preschool #familyfun

First time exploring TNC? You’ll find a staff member on the front porch of our red building to give trail recommendation...
11/09/2020

First time exploring TNC? You’ll find a staff member on the front porch of our red building to give trail recommendations and go over the rules. Our big ones are:
1. No pets
2. No smoking
3. No alcohol
4. Carry in, carry out
5. Stay on the trail
Keep enjoying the beautiful fall foliage in this gorgeous weather! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenafly #tenaflynj #nonprofit #hiking #trail #leaves #autumn #fall #foilage #fallfoliage #seasons #explore #nature

11/06/2020
Tenafly Mayors Wellness Campaign

As part of the Tenafly Mayors Wellness Campaign Tenafly Nature Center's Executive Director sat down and spoke with Hercules Invictus about the nature center and her journey to becoming the director. #tenaflyrotaryclub #tenaflymayorswellnesscampaign #herculesinvictus

Mount Olympus Presents: Tenafly Mayors Wellness Campaign Podcast Guest: Tenafly Nature Center Director Debora Davidson Produced and Hosted by Hercules Invictus Recording Thursday 11/5/20, 7-8 PM EDT Age of Heroes: The Elysium Project: Optimal Wellness AN OLYMPIAN DISCLAIMER: Aristotle suggested that...

There’s nothing like your friends and perfect fall weather! Our autumn break campers are ready for round two of sunny we...
11/06/2020

There’s nothing like your friends and perfect fall weather! Our autumn break campers are ready for round two of sunny weather at camp! There are more trees to climb and leaves to throw. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #autumn #fall #autumnbreak #schoolsout #noschool #camp #daycamp #nature #naturedaycamp #nonprofit #woods #trails #hiking #exploring #leaves #trees

Winter Forest Preschool registration is now open! Spaces are available in our Tuesday/Thursday afternoon sessions (1:00p...
11/02/2020

Winter Forest Preschool registration is now open! Spaces are available in our Tuesday/Thursday afternoon sessions (1:00pm-4:00pm). Fill out an interest form on our website. Link in bio #tenaflynj #tenaflynaturecenter #forestpreschool #preschool #learning #outdoorlearningenvironment #outdoors #outdoorclassroom #nature #winter #winterfun #handsonlearning

Pumpkins have many uses! 🎃Our Forest Preschoolers used pumpkins for sensory learning and exploration. They also practice...
10/30/2020

Pumpkins have many uses! 🎃Our Forest Preschoolers used pumpkins for sensory learning and exploration. They also practiced their fine motor skills by layering rubber bands on the ridges. If you are carving pumpkins this weekend make use of the insides too! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #forestpreschool #forest #woods #outdoor #outdoorlearning #pumpkins #pumpkineverything #nature #nonprofit #preschoolactivities

10/27/2020
Teaneck Creek Conservancy

In case you missed it, our Executive Director represented TNC at Teaneck Creek Conservancy's Cottonwood Conversations!

We joined our friends from Hackensack Riverkepper, Flat Rock Brook, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and MEVO in a discussion about how nonprofits accomplish change by partnering with local government!

We're LIVE with our nonprofit friends!

Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc.,
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, MEVO, Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook

🍁 A peaceful moment at Pfister’s Pond. Join us this Sunday at 4:00pm for our adult  manageing stress through the pandemi...
10/23/2020

🍁 A peaceful moment at Pfister’s Pond. Join us this Sunday at 4:00pm for our adult manageing stress through the pandemic presentation. Free event, register on our website to save your spot! #tenafly #tenaflynaturecenter #autumn #pond #pfisterspond #fall #leaves #peace #stressrelief #hiking #outdoors #explore #nonprofit

We’d be lying if we said this year hasn’t caused us high levels of stress and anxiety! Join us as we host Jo-Ann Venezia...
10/20/2020

We’d be lying if we said this year hasn’t caused us high levels of stress and anxiety! Join us as we host Jo-Ann Venezia, who will lead a presentation addressing the challenges of handling stress during the pandemic and teach coping skills used by caregivers. Venezia is an R.N. and a Dementia Care Specialist. She holds a B.S. in Health Care Management and a Masters of Public Administration. Program intended for adults at no charge. Bring your own heated tea or coffee and snacks. Pre-registration required on our website! #tenaflynaturecenter #managingstress #managinganxiety #stressrelief #stressmanagement #stressworkshop #outdoors #nonprofit #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #copingskills #management #adultprograms

Our knee-high naturalists found some colorful mushrooms growing by the pavilion! Be warned, these are not edible. 🍄 #ten...
10/14/2020

Our knee-high naturalists found some colorful mushrooms growing by the pavilion! Be warned, these are not edible. 🍄 #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #mushroom #fungi #fungus #autumn #outdoors #outside #nature #craft #kneehighnaturalists #mommyandme #daddyandme #familyfun #toddler #nonprofit #explore #trails #leaves

10/13/2020
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10/13/2020

TNC ambient sounds. The pitter patter of rain mixed with a crackling fire. We love a good cozy Autumn day! Our next campfire night is Thursday for College Night. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #autumn #campfire #fire #rain #soothing #ambient #asmr #nature #outdoors #outside #fall #cozy #cozyweather

The southern flannel moth (megalopyge operculaeis), commonly referred to as the "puss caterpillar" in its larval state, ...
10/11/2020

The southern flannel moth (megalopyge operculaeis), commonly referred to as the "puss caterpillar" in its larval state, is endemic to the southeastern United States. Though uncommon, its territory stretches as far north as New Jersey. When a caterpillar, it is one of the most venomous larvae in the United States, so keep your hands away! If you find yourself touching its barbs, you should remove them as soon as possible using cellophane tape and call your doctor. As adults, they're pretty harmless and quite fluffy. Spotting one could be quite the treat for the eye! #tenaflynaturecenter #themoreyouknow #funfacts #nature #tnc #tenafly #caterpillar #moth #endemic #outdoors #insects #venemous #environment #environemtaleducation #education #learn

Starting this weekend, adult speaker series!Bring your own heated beverage and snacks. Program will be held entirely out...
10/09/2020

Starting this weekend, adult speaker series!

Bring your own heated beverage and snacks. Program will be held entirely outdoors. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Social distancing in effect. Masks required when distance cannot be maintained. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at
TenaflyNC.org/Seasonal-Programs.

Do you know any stressed out college students or young adults? Tell them about our first ever COLLEGE Night Hike & Campf...
10/06/2020

Do you know any stressed out college students or young adults? Tell them about our first ever COLLEGE Night Hike & Campfire. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of a fire crackling and explore TNC trails at night under the stars. Register today for October 15 from 8:00pm-10:00pm on our website. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynature #tenaflynj #college #collegenight #campfire #nighthike #trails #nature #hike #nonprofit #stressrelief #wellness

Find something beautiful on your walk today 🍃#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #tenaflynature #leaf #autumn #trees #trails...
10/05/2020

Find something beautiful on your walk today 🍃#tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #tenaflynature #leaf #autumn #trees #trails #hiking #explore #discover #outside #outdoors #environment #fall #beauty #enjoynj #njoutdoors #patterns #creative

“Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk through the natural environment ...
10/02/2020

“Forest Bathing,” known in Japan as “Shinrin-yoku,” is a short, leisurely, calming walk through the natural environment of a forest. Forest Bathing is a guided meditation that affords you the time necessary to heal and fortify your mind, body, and soul in a natural setting while under the guidance and mentoring of experienced guide Thomas Schuchaskie, who at times will be unseen, but still around, allowing you time to be “alone.” We are dedicated to giving you a pleasant and profound experience.

Enjoy becoming one with nature during the beautiful seasonal transition as the forest transforms into its glorious fall colors in our natural sanctuary.

More information and how to register: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/event-3965223

It’s October! Who can believe it? Our trails are transforming every day so come on by and soak it all in. #tenaflynature...
10/01/2020

It’s October! Who can believe it? Our trails are transforming every day so come on by and soak it all in. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #autumn #trails #fall #leaves #colors #hiking #nonprofit #explore #nature #trees #outdoors #outside #foliage #fallvibes #fallfoliage #seasonal #seasons

Knee-High Naturalists are enjoying the trails in Autumn. We love collecting different colored leaves and seeds. #tenafly...
09/29/2020

Knee-High Naturalists are enjoying the trails in Autumn. We love collecting different colored leaves and seeds. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #autumn #fall #trails #explore #outdoors #outside #leaves #nature #explore #hiking #toddler #kneehigh #mommyandme #seasons

Your favorite trio of nature centers are back at it again! Register today for our Home School Trifecta Series. Spend two...
09/25/2020

Your favorite trio of nature centers are back at it again! Register today for our Home School Trifecta Series. Spend two classes learning about the natural world with @teaneckcreek @tenaflynature and @flatrockbrook! 🍃#homeschool #bergencounty #bergencountynj #bergencountymoms #outdoors #outside #learning #handsonlearning #nonprofit #naturecenter #explore #discover #njoutdoors

Happy Autumnal Equinox! The first day of fall brings chilly mornings, crisp air, and longer nights. We’re looking forwar...
09/22/2020

Happy Autumnal Equinox! The first day of fall brings chilly mornings, crisp air, and longer nights. We’re looking forward to seeing our trails transform into a colorful painting and running more evening programs at TNC! #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynj #autumn #autumnvibes🍁 #authorsofinstagram #fall #firstdayoffall #autumnequinox #outdoors #outside #nature #tree #leaves #trails #hiking #explore #discover #crispair #nonprofit

Who’s ready for Autumn? 🍂 TNC will be running our outdoor Celebrate Fall Nature Day Camp on Monday, September 28. Groups...
09/17/2020

Who’s ready for Autumn? 🍂 TNC will be running our outdoor Celebrate Fall Nature Day Camp on Monday, September 28. Groups will be 1st-3rd grade with a full day or half day option and 4th-6th grade. Each group maximum 15 kids for outdoor learning, exploration, and fun! Register on our website today. #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynature #nonprofit #camp #naturedaycamp #nature #fall #noschool #camp #outdoors #outside #explore #outdoorlearning #outdoorenrichment #leaves #trees https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/School-Break-Camp

Found this little one in our pollinators garden. Do you know this popular species of caterpillar? #tenaflynaturecenter #...
09/16/2020

Found this little one in our pollinators garden. Do you know this popular species of caterpillar? #tenaflynaturecenter #tenaflynature #tenafly #nature #insect #pollinator #garden #pollinatorgarden #pollinators #caterpillar #nonprofit #outdoors #outside #explore #wildlife #native #nativenj #nativeinsects #habitat

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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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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.
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