Monday, March 23, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list and links to some nature trips and events around NYC for the weekend of March 28 - March 29, 2009:

Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Alan Messer
No registration. Meet at Visitors Center at 10:00am.
Public transportation.


New York City Audubon
Saturday, March 28, 2009, 10am-1pm
Early Spring Migrants
Visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to look for phoebes, ospreys, oystercatchers, and other early migrants. Learn about the history and ecology of this 9,000 acre preserve during an easy hike around the ponds and gardens. Meet at the visitor center. Limited to 25.
Guide: Don Riepe
Free
For information and reservations, call (718) 318-9344 or email driepe@nyc.rr.com.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Clove Lakes Park
Early Migrants of Brush and Woods
Meet Howie Fischer on Martling Avenue on the concrete bridge between Slosson Avenue and the SI Zoo. We expect to see a variety of early migrants in the woods and brushy areas of the park as well as the over-wintering native birds. It is one of our richest birding sites, with pond, stream, woods and brush habitats. Bring binoculars and dress in layers for the weather.
For more information phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496 or Howie at 718-981-4002.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, Mar 28, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
MARINE PARK

Early Spring Migrants
9:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Birding
9:00 a.m.
BLUE HERON PARK PRESERVE

Nature Bingo
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Ponds of the Park: Alley Pond
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Forest Pathology
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Be a History Detective
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Nature’s Fakers
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Out On a Limb (Part 2)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 29, 2009
100th Year Anniversary Prospect Park Walk
Meet 7:25 a.m. Bartel Pritchard Square park entrance, 15th Street and Prospect Park Southwest
Note: nearest subway is "F" subway line Prospect Park /15th street station
Leader: Jerry Layton
No Registration Necessary


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, March 29, 2009, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Page Ave. Beach Woodlands, Tottenville
Wander with naturalist Sandra Mechanic along the shore and into the woodlands for budding forest growth, wildlife and remnants of old foundations of past occupation some centuries ago. We should see water fowl along the shore and native woodland birds inland.
Park and meet at the end of Page Avenue where it meets the shore.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, March 29, 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Terminal Moraine on Tottenvillle Beach
Dr. Alan I. Benimoff will lead a walk along the Tottenville Beach to visit the 22,000 year old terminal moraine of the Wisconsin glacial period. This glacier started to advance around 90,000 years ago and reached its maximum southern extent around 22,000 years ago, after which it melted to leave the terminal moraine. The material of the terminal moraine is glacial till, an unsorted, unstratified mixture of clay, silt, sand, gravel and boulders, scraped up by the glacier from the ground as it advanced. The rocks can be aged and identified by rock type and original location.
Meet at the Conference House Parking lot at the end of Hylan Blvd.
For more information phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, March 29, 2009, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Great Kills Park at Dark
The spring migration is underway and evening is the best time to take part in the wonders of the Woodcock display with Cliff Hagen. Great Kills Park is a great place to witness the dance.
Meet at the first parking lot on your left, a mile in from Hylan Blvd.
For more information phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496 or Cliff at 718-313-8591, and read the March 22 walk notes.


Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, Mar 29, 2009
Designing a Native Plant Garden
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

In the Heights Series: Inwood Hill Park
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Tree ID
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Garden Walk
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Return of the Plover
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

The Giving Trees
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Be a History Detective
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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