Monday, July 27, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming trips and events by local organizations for the weekend of August 1st - 2nd, 2009:

Linnaean Society of New York
Friday, July, 31, 2009 (Note Evening Start)
Prospect Park Bat Walk
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration.
Meet at 9th St. & Prospect Park West (near F Train station at 7th Avenue & 9th St.) at 7:45pm.
Public transportation.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, August 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Northern Seaview
We will walk uphill to the back of Seaview Hospital identifying grasses,trees, shrubs and ferns and getting a little history about the hospital.
Bring bug repellant and water, and wear sturdy shoes.
Meet at the corner of Roanoke St. and Brielle Ave.
Call Cathy Zelonis for more information 917-596-4198.

Sunday, August 2, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Butterflies at Blue Heron Park
Staten Island is home to a gorgeous collection of butterflies. The variety of sizes and shapes, colors and styles is no better evidenced than at Blue Heron Park. Enjoy time with Cliff Hagen as he shares tips for identifying Staten Island's most brilliant insects.
Meet in the parking lot of Blue Heron Park on Poillon Ave. between Hylan Blvd. and Amboy Road.
Bring binoculars if you have them.
For more information phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496 or Cliff at 718-313-8591.

Sunday, August 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Long Pond: Wildlife and Wildflowers
We will look for evidence of animal life, especially reptiles and amphibians as the summer progresses 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, August 1, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for this weekly Ranger-led birding walk of the Salt Marsh...
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Birding Club
9:00 a.m.
Come bird with us on the first Saturday of every month! Everyone is welcome.
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Early Morning Fishing
9:00 a.m.
Try to catch some of the fish passing through our city's rivers. Equipment provided but...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Canoe Up the Hutch
10:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers on this paddling adventure through the blue waters and green...
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoeing
10:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of canoeing as you canoe with the Rangers on Little Neck Bay. First...
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Kids Orienteering
11:00 a.m.
Put “Red Fred in his shed” and learn how to use a compass the right way...
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoe the Meer
11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of canoeing and water safety. Bring water, sunscreen, and a...
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Putman Hike
12:00 p.m.
All aboard! Join us as we walk the old Putnam Railroad Trail through the park.
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Ethno-Botany
12:00 p.m.
Explore the old growth forest of Inwood Hill Park and learn about the plants and trees that...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wonderful Waterfowl
1:00 p.m.
Meet the ducks, geese, and herons of Willowbrook Park and learn how they survive in the...
Location: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Ponderous Ponds
1:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore with nets and magnifiers to find out what lives in the pond.

Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Who, Who, Who…Did I Eat?
1:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for a hands-on ecology lesson as we dissect owl pellets.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Kids Orienteering
2:00 p.m.
Put “Red Fred in his shed” and learn how to use a compass the right way. ...
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Intermediate Canoeing
2:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.
Canoe along Norton Basin with the Rangers. Canoes, lifejackets, and instruction provided....
Location: Michaelis-Bayswater Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nature Photography Series: Landscapes
10:00 a.m.
As we “focus” on the natural beauty of Van Cortlandt Park, we will discuss how...
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Animal Tracking
10:00 a.m.
Animals leave behind different signs of their whereabouts. With the Rangers, you’ll...
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Gone Fishing!
10:00 a.m.
Practice fishing basics, and learn about the fish you’re catching. Bait provided....
Location: Valentino Pier, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Creek
10:00 a.m.
Enjoy this wonderful route through the tidal waters of Lemon Creek. You’ll see...
Location: Lemon Creek Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

One in a Million Tree-mendous Walk
11:00 a.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a guided tree walk, as we learn to identify different types...
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

The “Reel” Deal
11:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers as we fish the Long Island Sound in search of the area’s saltwater...
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Birding for Kids
11:00 a.m.
Bring the kids to learn everything they need to know about birds to get started. This...
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Canoe the Lullwater
11:00 a.m.
Enjoy creekside views of wading birds and basking turtles. First come, first-served. Ages 8+.
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Canoe the Lullwater
12:30 p.m.
Enjoy creekside views of wading birds and basking turtles. First come, first-served. Ages 8+.
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Highbridge Photography
1:00 p.m.
View one of Washington Height’s gems through your lens. Let a Ranger guide you...
Location: Highbridge Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Creek
1:00 p.m.
Enjoy this wonderful route through the tidal waters of Lemon Creek. You’ll see...
Location: Lemon Creek Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

The “Reel” Deal
2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers as we fish the Long Island Sound in search of the area’s saltwater...
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Go Fish
2:00 p.m.
Discover the different species of fish found in ponds around New York City, as we see what...
Location: Kissena Park, Queens
Cost: Free

One in a Million Tree-mendous Walk
2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a guided tree walk, as we learn to identify different types...
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Nature’s Remedy
2:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for a hike through the park in search of medicinal plants and other...
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoe the Lullwater
2:00 p.m.
Enjoy creek side views of wading birds and basking turtles. First come, first-served. Ages 8+.
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Butterflies and Bees
2:00 p.m.
Learn about their basic biology and their importance to humans. We’ll journey through...
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

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