Today Is the Anniversary of John Fell's Arrest

Today is the 244th anniversary of  Founding Father John Fell's arrest at his house (now 475 Franklin Turnpike) by 22 British Loyalists.

The Fell House hopes to again present reenactments of Fell's arrest once the pandemic is over.

After his arrest, John Fell was imprisoned in the notorious Provost Jail in New York City. Fell kept a secret prison diary that documented British atrocities at the jail.

You can read more about Fell's journal here.

A big thank you to Raoul Mallalieu for the video and Heard's Brigade for all they have done for the historic John Fell House.


Friday: Fyke Talk, S. Cape May Meadows

My favorite place to go birding in Cape May is South Cape May Meadows, and who better to talk about it than The Nature Conservancy's Damon Noe, critical lands manager for The Nature Conservancy.

The 200-acre preserve is one of the premier birding spots in NJ.

Birds and ocean-front beach are hallmarks of this 200+ acre success story.

Learn the site's history, from nearly sinking into the ocean decades ago to welcoming wildlife and providing community flooding protection after a full natural restoration in 2007.

Visitors can enjoy flat walking trails, sandy beach, special bird viewing areas, a rain garden and more.

You can read more about The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows here.

Please register in advance for this program, by clicking this link:

Monday Morning Mystery 041921

This is a toughie in more ways than one. A friend writes:

Bird crashed through 2nd-floor barn window. Thick old double pane. Left the feathers and a little bit of blood.
Glass exploded everywhere. Shards of glass 30 feet away.
Any idea what type of bird?