Monday, May 04, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of local trips for the weekend of May 9th, 10th 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday May 9th, 2009
"Brooklyn Birdathon"/International Bird Migration Day

A global event celebrating the beauty of birds and habitats. This event encourages fundraising for conservation causes. This year, in celebration of the Brooklyn Bird Club’s 100th year anniversary on June 5th, we will support the Prospect Park Alliance (PPA) in purchasing commemorative tree plantings; the Brooklyn Bird Club Team will also raise pledges and funds for buying new plants and restoring a natural area planted by BBC members and guests, which will be supervised by the Alliance’s Landscape Management Office. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated for Prospect Park--our club’s founding home--and its birds.
Contact: Peter Dorosh at Prosbird [AT] aol.com


New York City Audubon
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, 9am-noon
Flotilla Paddle on the Bronx River

Guide: The Bronx River Alliance
Experienced paddlers age 18 and up are invited to float 5 miles of the river starting at 219th Street and Bronx Blvd. This event is followed by a free picnic at Hunts Point Riverside Park where participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a free guided tour of the Bryant Avenue Community Garden and THE POINT CDC in participation with Wildflower Week.
Limited to 6.
Cost: $30


New York City Audubon
Saturday, May 9, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Wildflower Week and Environmentalism in Hunts Point, Bronx NY.

Guide: THE POINT C.D.C. and The Bronx River Alliance
Meet at Hunts Point Riverside Park, where the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla will be arriving Get on a green eco-shuttle and visit the Bryant Avenue Community Garden to learn about Hunts Point and Native American history from local resident Lucia Hernandez. Then shuttle to THE POINT CDC to get a tour of their native plant garden by the teen A.C.T.I.O.N. group that planted and maintains them. Stick around for a community health fair happening at THE POINT CDC as well.
Limited to 25 people.
Free - Registration opens at 1:30pm at Hunts Point Riverside Park.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, 8:00 a.m.
Forest Park

Leader: Jean Loscalzo, 917-575-6824 dm5078 [AT] aol.com
Meeting Place: Park Lane South & Mayfair Ave., park side, benches on top of the concrete steps.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Protectors’ 40th Annual Spring Ten Mile Walk of the SI Greenbelt

Come join others, including leaders Dominick, Don, Chuck, Dick and Sandra, who enjoy sharing our love of the Greenbelt with you. See rich green woodlands, wonderful distant ocean vistas and the blooming of Staten Island's flower, the Pinxter Azalea as well as Highbush Blueberry and Spring Beauties. It is ten moderate miles at a comfortable pace. Park and meet at the beginning of the Blue Line Trail at the end of Staten Island Boulevard, off Ocean Terrace by the Sunnyside campus of Petrides complex.
Bring lunch, beverage and sturdy walking shoes as well as camera, binoculars and field guides. Dress appropriately. We go in all but rough weather but the walk is shortened if high air pollution levels occur. We may detect evidence of deer visits with damage to flora.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 09th, 2009

Urban Park Rangers Brooklyn-Queens Birding Big Day
8:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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

Red-tailed Hawk Nest Watch
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Go Greensward
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Hike to Split Rock
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Sneak Park Preview: Fresh Kills Tour
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Things That Go Bump in the Night
7:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, May 10th 2009
Prospect Park

Leader: John Yrizarry
Meet at Grand Army Plaza park entrance 7:00 am
In our 100th anniversary year, we honor the field trip leaders who have been affiliated with the Brooklyn Bird Club for nearly 25 years. Our club's long-standing relationship with its trip leaders is a testament to the rich commitment of current and past club members who have led trips. We are always grateful for their charitable and earnest contribution through the years.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, May 10th, 2009, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meisner Pond Wetland Wildflower Walk

Join Naturalist/Photographer Sandra Mechanic for a botanical tour around the pond and nearby trails to discover butterflies, frogs and many insects and birds. We will also see dozens of native flowering trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. Meet at the intersection of Manor Road and Rockland Avenue.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Early Morning Birding
9:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Birding 101
10:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Flowers for Mom
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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