Monday, August 24, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of August 29th - 30th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Celebrate the BBC Centennial in Prospect Park series
Meet 8 am at Grand Army Plaza's park entrance.
Leader: TBA
Free


Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday August 30, 2009
Mount Loretto Flora
Leader and Registrar: Joyce Hyon
Registration opens Monday 8/17.
Public transportation.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, August 29, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Mt. Loretto Fall Migrants
Meet Howie Fischer in the fenced in parking lot on Hylan Blvd., south of Sharrott Avenue. Binoculars are a must.
We will look for fall migrants that may be numerous in the meadows in late August. We can expect to see many swallows flocking prior to their southward migration. If the wetlands hold enough water we may have some good shorebirds as well. Warblers, vireos and thrushes are already starting to move and we hope to find these species also.
Bring a beverage - it may be hot!
For more information phone Dick Buegler, 718-761-7496 or Howie Fischer at 718-981-4002.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 29, 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

Adventures NYC: Mountain Biking
10:00 a.m.
Get down and dirty on the trails in Wolfe’s Pond Park. Learn some basic skills for...
Location: Wolfes Pond Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Park to Park
11:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers for an eight-mile hike on the Greenbelt’s White Trail across Staten...
Location: Great Kills Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Canoeing: Island Hopping
1:00 p.m.
Experienced paddlers only! Space is limited. To register, visit...
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tree-mendous Hike
1:00 p.m.
Discover the important role trees play in our environment while we learn to I.D. different...
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Advanced Hiking
1:00 p.m.
Tighten up the laces on your hiking boots for an invigorating hike up and over the Rock...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Family Camping
5:00 p.m.
A night of camping under the stars in Manhattan’s last natural forest! This will be...
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Denizens of the Dark
8:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for an after-hours visit looking for bats, raccoons, owls, and whatever...
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Denizens of the Dark
8:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for an after-hours visit looking for bats, raccoons, owls, and whatever...
Location: Cunningham Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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

The Rocks at High Rock
11:00 a.m.
Ever wonder how Staten Island came to be? Explore the evidence left behind from the forces...
Location: High Rock Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Landscape Photography
12:00 p.m.
The location of Astoria Park “lens” itself to breathtaking views of...
Location: Astoria Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Children’s Hour
1:00 p.m.
Bring the kids to the Salt Marsh Nature Center for an afternoon of creative nature crafts....
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Explore St. Nicholas
1:00 p.m.
Explore this exquisite site, which includes a fantastic geologic look at Manhattan as well...
Location: St Nicholas Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Beautiful Bees
1:00 p.m.
Buzzzzz around the park to experience the wide variety of winged wonders. You’ll see...
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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