Monday, September 07, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of September 12th - 13th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 12th, 2009
A Staten Island Big Day
Trip Leader: Rob Jett
Focus: fall passerines peak
Car Fee: $20.00
Registrar: Kellie Quinones, email cemi_13@verizon.net or Home phone: 718:545-4073. Please call before 8:00 p.m.
Registration period: Sept 1st - Sept 10th


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Fort Tilden & Breezy Point
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Pearl Broder
Registration opens Monday 8/31.
Ride: $15.

Sunday, September 13th, 2009
Green-Wood Cemetery
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration.
Meet at Main Gate (25th St & 5th Ave) at 8:00 a.m. Public transportation (R Train to 25th St).


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 12, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Conference House Park Walk
Sandra Mechanic's walk includes exploring the trails along the Arthur Kill. We will find many wildflowers, invasive vines and the famous forest of Hackberry trees.
Meet at the parking lot at the end of Hylan Blvd on the left. Bring camera and binoculars.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718 761 7496.

Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Long Pond Park Wildlife and Wildflowers
We will look for evidence of animal life, especially reptiles and amphibians as the summer fades 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.


Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, September, 13th, 2009
Prospect Park
Leaders: Bernie and Linda Klempner (718-229-6559, sbk20@nyc.rr.com)
Meet at Grand Army Plaza, 8:00am.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 12, 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

Mushroom Madness
10:00 a.m.
Trek through Inwood in search of a diverse array of mushrooms.
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

36th Annual Park Fair
10:00 a.m.
Nature walks by the Urban Park Rangers. Sponsored by the Richmond Hill Block Association.
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Maps and More
10:00 a.m.
Never get lost again! Learn the basics of maps and compasses, then take your turn on a course.
Location: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Wildflower Hike
11:00 a.m.
Once a month, from spring through fall, join us and learn to ID the beautiful flowers that…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Adventures NYC: Park to Park
11:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers on a journey on the Greenbelt’s Red Trail to explore the haunted…
Location: High Rock Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hawk-Watch
10:00 a.m.
Pelham Bay is a hot spot for viewing migrating raptors. Come check them out with the Rangers.
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Insect Insanity
10:00 a.m.
What vital role do insects play in the natural world? The answers can be found with the…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

The Wonderful World of Plants
11:00 a.m.
Join a guided tour of Fort Totten Park and learn about the useful and beneficial properties…
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Grandparents Day Nature Walk
1:00 p.m.
Bring grandma and grandpa to the beautiful Salt Marsh Nature Center for a leisurely nature stroll.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Birding by Ear
1:00 p.m.
Sometimes it takes more than your eyes to have a successful day bird-watching. Learn how to…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

History Club: Early Naturalists
1:00 p.m.
What did early naturalists think of the eastern woodlands two and even three hundred years…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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