Monday, May 11, 2009

Upcoming Local Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local field trips for the weekend of May 16-17, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, May 16, 2009, 7am-Noon
Prospect Park
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Meet at Grand Army Plaza park entrance


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
MARINE PARK

Hudson Ecology and Clean-up
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Tree-mendous Hike
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Creating Conservation
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Trails Conference Hike
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Park to Park: Heyerdahl Hill
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Invasive Investigation: Part I
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 9am-1pm
Biking & Birding: Floyd Bennett Field
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Explore the further reaches of Brooklyn by bicycle to celebrate Bike Month in NYC. Floyd Bennett Field is one of the best birding locations in Brooklyn. Its unique grassland habitat attracts many species found nowhere else in the city, including Upland Sandpiper, various sparrows, meadowlarks, kestrels, and other raptors. We will look for these and other species, and time permitting may head to the beach at Breezy Point afterward. A fairly long but gentle, flat ride. Bring binoculars, water, and your bicycle. Meet at the Grand Army Plaza Arch. (Distance: 12 miles one-way.) Limited to 15.
$20 ($18 for NYC Audubon members at the Senior/Student level and up)


New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 10-11:30am
Spring Migration at Ridgewood Reservoir
Guide: Urban Park Rangers
In partnership with Urban Park Rangers
As the weather warms up, so does the birding. Join NYC Audubon and the Urban Park Rangers as we team up to welcome back our feathered friends to the Ridgewood Reservoir of Highland Park (Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street). This walk does feature some moderate climbs. Limited to 30.
Free


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 1pm to 3pm
Blue Trail to Latourette Woods—Join naturalist Sandra Mechanic on a stroll through the Latourette Woods. Admire the famous Frank Lloyd Wright house along the way and see a pair of very tall 100+ year old American Larch or Tamarack trees, a conifer with needles and cones but not evergreen since it annually sheds its needles.The trail passes through a large forest of mixed age Tuliptrees and numerous other tree species we can easily identify, as it winds down to Meisner Pond.
Park and meet near the end of Old Mill Road, near St Andrews Church, off Arthur Kill Road.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496


Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Central Park
Leader: Arie Gilbert
Meeting Time: 7:30am


Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Spring Migration at Ridgewood Reservoir
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Birdland: Cool Birds…Hot Jazz
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Hallett Nature Sanctuary Unlocked!
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

A Tree Still Grows in Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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