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Monday, June 08, 2009

Upcoming Local Trips

Below is a list of local field trips for the weekend of June 13-14, 2009:

The Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Central Park Nature Walk
Leader: Sarah Elliott
No Registration.
Meet at Boathouse at 9:30am.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breeding Birds of High Rock Park
Join Howie Fischer in his search to confirm that the Scarlet Tanager, heard and seen there in the last two years, is actually breeding at High Rock at this time. Howie says, “It would be great if we could confirm breeding.” Meet in the High Rock parking lot at the end of Nevada Avenue to find other breeding birds that may be in the Greenbelt at this time of year.
Bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Bring along insect repellent just in case.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496 or Howie at 718-981-4002.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Restoration Workshop: Gretta Moulton Tract in the Greenbelt
Two hours work followed by a two hours walk in the Greenbelt.
Meet in the Nevada Avenue, High Rock parking lot.
In February, we worked this site removing large amounts of non-native vegetation and discovered about a dozen young River Birch with very scaly bark that we had planted a few years ago. We may plant some shrubs and trees. We may remove any non-native plants we find by hand pulling or using the Weed Wrench, a neat tool (lever) that can easily uproot saplings of trees that invaded the area. Gloves, plants, tools and refreshments provided.
Bring a friend who likes to work outdoors.
Call Dick Buegler 718-761-7496 for more information.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Long Pond Wildlife and Wildflowers
We’ll be looking for evidence of animal life, especially reptiles and amphibians as the summer approaches in the woodlands surrounding Long Pond. We’ll also identify wildflowers and examine the geology of the area during this unhurried stroll through about one and a half miles of the park.
Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about 3 blocks NW of Hylan Blvd.
For more information phone Dick Buegler 718-761-7496 or Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, Jun 13, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.

A-Z Nature Hike
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations


The Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, June 14, 2009
An evening in Prospect Park: Birds, bats and the beauty of the night
Meet at 7 PM at the 9th Street park entrance (Lafayette Statue)
Leader: Paul Keim

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ancient Trees of Wolfe's Pond Park: Annual Bruce Kershner Spring Memorial Walk
In an easy two miles, large numbers of ancient trees, 200 to 300 years old, can be examined in Staten Island's oldest forest. We will practice guessing their ages from many cues, using the late Kershner's printed guide as reference. Bruce was the Northeast's ancient tree expert. Walk up the hill and view the broad flood plain forest of this major Bluebelt stream. Kershner's book, “Secret Places of Staten Island”, is now out of print and very expensive.
Meet at the far right corner of the parking lot at the end of Cornelia Avenue, off Hylan Blvd.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler, 718-761-7496

Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, Jun 14, 2009

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

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

Livin’, Lovin’ Larvae
11:00 a.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Wilderness Survival
12:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Fresh Water Fishing
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Common Shorebirds
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Birding by Ear
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Family Natural Picnic
1:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Canoeing the Lagoon
2:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

Into the Depths
2:00 p.m.
Multiple Parks Locations

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