Monday, August 31, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of September 5th - 6th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Celebrate the BBC Centennial in Prospect Park series
Meet: 8am at Grand Army Plaza's park entrance.
Leader: Steve Nanz


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, September 5th, 2009
Prospect Park
Leader: Rob Jett
No registration.
Meet at Grand Army Plaza.(Stranahan Statue) at 7:30 a.m.
Public transportation.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 5, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Fall Migrants at Clove Lakes Park
Meet Howie Fischer at the concrete bridge on Martling Avenue to begin a park search for migrants. This time of year can produce good numbers of warblers. As you know many will be in their fall or "basic" plumage and can be a challenge to identify. Bring binoculars.
For more information phone Dick Buegler, 718-761-7496 or Howie Fischer at 718-981-4002.

Sunday, September 6, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Buck’s Hollow, Heyerdahl Haunting Hill
This is one of the more remote sections of the Greenbelt that has wildflowers, persimmon trees and ghostly legends. Join Sandra Mechanic, naturalist and photographer for a walk through Buck’s Hollow where it is said you may see the apparition of a young woman in a petticoat, riding a horse. Look down the slope where Heyerdahl unsuccessfully attempted to grow wine grapes on the serpentine poisoned soil. Note the steel beam reinforcement in the Heyerdahl foundation. We will follow the Blue Trail to Travis Avenue and return. Park at the intersection of Rockland and Meisner Avenue, at the base of the entry road. For information contact Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496.

Sunday, September 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Conference House Beach and Woods
This activity includes a walk along the beachfront at low tide and concludes with a stroll through the woodlands. In addition to examining evidence of the recent and long term history of the area, we’ll study the geology of the beach as well as the flotsam and jetsam accumulated at the high tide lines to see what nature's debris has to tell us. Pick up seashells and beach pebbles. Meet at the parking lot at the Tottenville end of Hylan Blvd. on the left.
For more information phone Dick Buegler 718-761-7496 or Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, Sept. 5th, 8:00am
Alley Pond Park
Meet at 76th St. parking lot
Leader: Eric Miller, 917-279-7530


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 5, 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! The summer birds are arriving and…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Osprey Watch
10:00 a.m.
An impressive raptor to behold with its seven-foot wing span and fierce appearance, the…
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Brooklyn
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

Birding
10:00 a.m.
Take a walk with the Rangers as we explore the early morning world of birds.
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Nuts about Squirrels
11:00 a.m.>
Do squirrels find all the nuts they bury? How do they climb down trees headfirst? Learn…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Damsels and Dragons
1:00 p.m.
As summer winds down, take one last look at the damselflies and dragonflies that inhabit…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Family Camping
6:00 p.m.
Spend some of your weekend enjoying a night under the stars. The evening will be filled…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Early Birding
8:00 a.m.
Let us show you some of the prime spots for birding in the morning.
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Early Birding
9:00 a.m.
They say the early bird gets the worm. What birds will we see? Bring your comfortable…
Location: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Ho, Ho, Ho, Green Giant
11:00 a.m.
Tulip trees are the tallest trees in NYC. Discover the “Alley Giant,” the…
Location: Alley Pond Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Caneoing Basics
11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Explore the tranquility of Martling Pond while getting to know nature. Let's look for…
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Explore the Ravine
1:00 p.m.
Take a nature hike and explore the last standing forest in Brooklyn on this guided tour of…
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Nature Photography Series: The Golden Hour
7:00 p.m.
Photographers refer to the time surrounding sunset as the “golden hour” because…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

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