Monday, August 17, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming trips for the weekend of August 22nd - 23rd, 2009:


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, August 22, 2009
16th Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk at Jamaica Bay
Leader & Registrar: Sean Sime
Registration opens Monday 8/10.
Public transportation.


New York City Audubon Society
Wednesday, August 19, 6:30pm -8:30pm (class)
Saturday, August 22 8:30am (trip)
Shorebirds of New York City
Instructor: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
Jamaica Bay is a birdwatcher's haven as it provides a great stopover location for thousands of migrating shorebirds. Learn about the shorebirds that start their southerly migration in August. Limited to 15.
$40 ($36 for NYC Audubon members at the Senior/Student level and up)


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mt. Loretto Butterfly Walk
Join naturalist, photographer Sandra Mechanic for an exciting day searching for Spicebush and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Pearl Crescent and Monarch Butterflies and the many wildflowers they feed upon. Bring binoculars, field guides and camera if you wish.
Meet at the Mt. Loretto Unique Area parking lot south of Sharrott Avenue on Hylan Blvd. We hope to see many children for this pleasant rural scenic stroll. We will walk to the bluff to enjoy the beautiful vista of the lower Bay and New Jersey's Atlantic Highlands.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 22, 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

Canoe with a Ranger!
9:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of canoeing with the Rangers! First come,...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wildlife Walk
11:00 a.m.
Newly renovated Seton Falls Park is one of the borough’s Forever Wild parks. Enjoy...
Location: Seton Falls Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Canoeing Basics
11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy some quality time on Wolfe's Pond. We’ll teach you the basics of canoeing...
Location: Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Randall’s Island to Astoria
12:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers as we cross the East River via footbridge onto Randall’s Island and...
Location: Meet at East 103 Street & FDR Drive
Cost: Free

Community Family Day
1:00 p.m.
This day of festivities, hosted by the Friends of Roy Wilkins Park, is fun for the whole...
Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens
Cost: Free

Lantern Tour
8:00 p.m.
Explore the dark caverns of Fort Totten for a history tour by lantern.
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Early Birding
9:00 a.m.
They say the early bird catches the worm. What birds will we see? Bring your comfortable...
Location: Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Canoe with a Ranger!
10:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of canoeing with the Rangers! First come,...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

River Views
11:00 a.m.
Riverdale Park provides great views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.
Location: Riverdale 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

Oh My! It’s a Dragonfly
11:00 a.m.
Learn interesting facts about these often seen, but little understood insects we call dragonflies.
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Cost: Free

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
1:00 p.m.
Discover how exotic plants take root away from their home, what makes them succeed, and why...
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

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