Monday, August 10, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming trips for the weekend of August 15th - 16th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, August 16th
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Trip Leader: Starr Saphir
Focus: Shorebird peak
Car Fee: $12.00 (or subway if necessary)
Registrar: Marisa Wohl, email marisaw@earthlink.net or call (718) 596-0285 up to
9 PM
Registration period: August 4th - August 11th


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meisner Pond wildflower garden & Buck’s Hollow
Join Sandra Mechanic, naturalist and photographer, in a stroll around this beautifully planted, landscaped retention pond which was constructed to protect downstream homes from flooding. NYCDEP planted hundreds of trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers, including orange Butterfly-weed, purple NY Ironweed, yellow Sneezeweed, Dogwood and Elderberry. We may see Tree Frogs, an inch and half long sitting on plant leaves. Then stroll along the shady, cool White /Trail past Buttonbush pond to Buck’s Hollow where the Persimmon trees grow. Sandra will show you the house foundation of the farmer who tried to grow grapes on the poisonous serpentine soil of this rocky hill slope. We will walk only a mile in and another back to see numerous habitats and dozens of wildflowers.
Park at the intersection of Rockland with Meisner Avenue, at the base of the entry road.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.

Sunday, August 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Atlantic Seaboard, Todt Hill Vista Walk
Walk the Blue Trail from little Clove Road to the top of Todt Hill. Meet Sandra Mechanic where the Blue Trail enters the Greenbelt at the end of Northern Blvd by the hole in the fence on Little Clove Road.
Wear sturdy shoes, bring a walking stick and carry a beverage. We’ll see Moses’ Folly, the built but unused section of a major highway cloverleaf for Richmond Parkway. This area once had a ski jump facility. Sandra will introduce you to a few streets of the pleasant Todt Hill community and take the Blue Trail back to the hole in the fence to your car.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Staten Island Museum
August 15, 2009
Evening Wildlife Walk: Clay Pit Pond
At Clay Pit Pond's State Park Preserve, 2351 Veteran's Road West
As the seasons change, so does the wildlife that emerges in the evening. Join Museum naturalist and Clay Pits Educators for an evening walk along the trails at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve.
For more information, call Claire at Clay Pits Park at (718) 605-3970.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 15, 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

Fledgling Watch
10:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers as they search for the young Red-tailed hawk fledglings of Inwood Hill Park.
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Basic Canoeing
11:00 a.m.
This quiet lake is a perfect place to learn to canoe. Join us and learn the basic of...
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
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: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Summer Catch
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Come fish in the newly restored Indian Lake, and learn all about our underwater neighbors....
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Creek
11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a day on Gerritsen Creek as we canoe its sheltered waters in search of shorebirds,...
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
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

Pond Ecology
11:00 a.m.
Freshwater ponds are a delight to our eyes, and many creatures make their homes in the...
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Creek
12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a day on Gerritsen Creek as we canoe its sheltered waters in search of shorebirds,...
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Little Red Lighthouse
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
View the famous Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse! Bring a camera, because you won’t...
Location: Fort Washington Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Basic Canoeing
2:00 p.m.
This quiet lake is a perfect place to learn to canoe. Join us and learn the basic of...
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
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: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Creek
2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day on Gerritsen Creek as we canoe its sheltered waters in search of shorebirds,...
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Family Camping
6:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers for a fun evening of activities, followed by a night under the stars. ...
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shore Birds
10:00 a.m.
The rocky coast of Pelham Bay provides habitat for an abundance of shorebirds. Join the...
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

A Little Dabble Do Ya
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Practically anyone can catch fish using an easy to learn technique called...
Location: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Hike the Croton-Aqueduct Trail
11:00 a.m.
Join us for a walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail and learn some facts of New York...
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Fresh Water Fishing
11:00 a.m.
Learn fresh water ecology while practicing “catch and release” fishing. Come...
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Seashore Exploration
12:00 p.m.
Discover the animals and organisms that call the seashore home.
Location: Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Heather Garden Photography
1:00 p.m.
Bring your camera because you’ll want a picture of every beautiful flower in this...
Location: Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saltwater Fishing
3:00 p.m.
Come to the northern tip of Manhattan to try to catch some of the fish passing through our...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Evening Prowl with the Owls
7:30 p.m.
Enjoy viewing the evening sunset atop the terraces of Belvedere Castle. With daylight gone,...
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Astronomy
8:00 p.m.
Gaze at the heavens through our telescope, as we identify constellations, stars, and the...
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

3 comments:

behindthebins said...

I'm pulling together a bird blogger tweetup/meetup August 22nd at Jamaica Bay. We are meeting at the visitor's center at 8am. Here is a link to who all's coming. http://behindthebins.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/wading-with-shorebirds-at-jamaica-bay/

We would love for you to join us.

Rob Jett said...

That is also the date for the 16th Annual Tom Davis Memorial
Shorebird Walk. My friend Sean is leading the walk and I planned to attend.

behindthebins said...

Rockin', JB is going to be crawling with birders (no doubt, some literally). I think we are about 15 people so far. But more are letting me know every day. It's gonna be a hoot. The blogoshpere and twitterverse will be singing with all the happy chatter.

I would be happy to add you to the list (In case you have groupies) But since you are going to be with the Linnean Society, I don't want to impose. Let me know.

I'm sorta noodling about another blog-up in maybe October at Hawk Mountain. Think about it.

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