Sunday, April 12, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of local field trips for the weekend of April 18th - 19th 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Prospect Park, BBG Walk - Our historical meeting places
Meet 7:00 am at 9th Street and Prospect Park West entrance
Focus: This walk focuses on some buildings that featured in our club's history; we'll birdwatch along the route from building to building. The tour will start at the Litchfield Villa, with subsequent stops at the Picnic House, Tennis House, and Boathouse, into the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the Brooklyn Museum (formerly known back then as the Brooklyn Institute). We then proceed as an option to the Brooklyn Academy of Music as our final stop for lunch.
Note: nearest subway is "F" line 7th Avenue stop. Walk up 9th St for meeting spot at Lafayette Monument.
Leader: Peter Dorosh

Queen County Bird Club
Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Garrett Mountain, NJ
7:00 a.m. carpooling at lower Alley. 8:00 a.m. at Garrett Mountain, NJ
Leader: John Collins, 908-575-0139, jjcbird@verizon.net.
Meeting Place: First parking lot inside the park

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, April 18th, 2009, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spring Coastal Plant Walk—Join naturalist and photographer Sandra Mechanic in an exploration of life in the challenging beach dune habitat. We'll see many Bayberry plants, a shrub famous for the candles made from its wax coated berries. Other salt tolerant plants we'll find are Beach Plums, Purple Love Grass, evergreen False Heather, native Prickly Pear Cactus, Earth Stars (a puff ball fungus) and more. Meet at the Hylan Blvd auto entrance to Great Kills Park opposite Buffalo Street. Bus 78 stops there. For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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

Sneak Park Preview: Fresh Kills Tour
10:00 a.m.

Pre-Earth Day Hike
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Spring Migration
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Spring Nature Journaling Series
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

On a Wing
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Canoeing Basics
11:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Dreier-Offerman Park/Floyd Bennett Field Preserve
Trip Leader: Tom Preston
Focus: Open field birds, weedy inclined species, coastal waterbirds, and early migrating passerines
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: James Cooke: james@jamescooke.net or phone 516-739-0647
Registration period: April 7th- April 16th

Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Flora
Leader & Registrar: Joyce Hyon
Registration opens Monday 4/6. (info@linnaeannewyork.org)
Public transportation.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, April 19th, 2009, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Harbor Seal Watch — Join Dick Buegler at the bluff of Mt. Loretto to gaze down on the large glacial erratics that the Harbor Seals use for midday sun basking during low tides. Low tide is at 10:30 a.m. today so we have hours to watch them before the tide rises to wash them off. Meet in the Hylan Blvd parking lot of Mt. Loretto Unique Area, across the Blvd. from the Mt. Loretto CYO Bldg. Dress warmly, for the bluff can be windy. We'll check DEC's tree plantation. We may walk down to the beach for a closer view, or search the meadows and woodlands for spring wildflowers. We'll drive up Hylan Blvd. to show you two other beaches where Harbor Seals have been seen. For more information phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.

Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Seton Falls Hike
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Backpacking 101
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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