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Monday, March 02, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list and links to some nature trips and events around NYC for the weekend of March 7 - March 8, 2009.

Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Brooklyn's Quacker Quest
Leader: Scott Whittle
Registrar: Kellie Quinones: or phone 718-545-4073 before 9 p.m.
Registration period: Feb 24th-March 5th
Focus: waterbirds, ducks, waterfowl
Car Fee: $ 12.00

Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Brooklyn Coastal Roundabout
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Suzanne Ortiz (
Registration opens Monday 2/23.
Ride: $25.

New York City Audubon
Saturday, March 7, 11am-4pm
Birding Expedition at the Greenbelt

(In partnership with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Greenbelt Conservancy) The nearly 3,000 acre Greenbelt on Staten Island is a flagship park of NYC, replete with wetlands, woodlands, meadows, old-growth forest, and 35 miles of hiking trails. The hike will begin and end at the Greenbelt Nature Center, a new orientation facility built in the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style at the crossroads of Greenbelt Trails, and the Greenbelt Conservancy will provide refreshments after the hike. Transportation will be provided between the Staten Island Ferry terminal and the Greenbelt Nature Center. Meet at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan – the tour will begin on the ride over to Staten Island. Limited to 20. (Note: This is an approximately 3-mile hike, with some elevation, so be prepared!)

Guide: Joe Giunta

This event is currently at capacity. Please call the NYC Audubon office at 212-691-7483 to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, Mar 07, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
Marine Park

Birding Club
9:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Winter Speed Hike
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Fort Totten Winter Tree ID
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Park to Park: Priory Pond
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Ramble Scramble
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Frozen Fungus Among-Us
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Denizens of the Dark
5:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Sunday, Mar 08, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Duck, Duck, Goose
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Nature Photography
1:00 p.m.

What’s All This Talk About Global Warming?
3:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Enter the Twilight Zone
7:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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