Monday, September 14, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of local trips for the weekend of September 19th - 20th, 2009:

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Conference House Park, Fall Migration
This park is referred to by some as "Staten Island's Cape May", where with Howie Fischer we witness the migrating birds amassing before flying south over Raritan Bay waters separating New Jersey from Staten Island. Given its natural woodlands and vegetation, this park can be a fall haven for migratory birds.
Bring binoculars.
For more information phone Dick Buegler, 718-761-7496 or Howie Fischer at 718-981-4002.

Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m to 12 noon
Staten Island Beach Clean Up at Sharrott Avenue Beach, Pleasant Plains
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has again volunteered to participate in the National Beach Cleanup. Gloves, tools, bags and light refreshments will be provided. Cleanup is funded by the NYC Environmental Fund.
Meet in the beach parking lot at the end of Sharrott Avenue off Hylan Blvd. Rain date will be Sunday, September 20.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718-761-7496 or email him at ProtectorsSINY@aol.com

Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Long Pond to North Mt. Loretto Woods
Join naturalist, photographer Sandra Mechanic in a pleasant stroll around Long Pond into the N. Mt. Loretto woods.
Meet at the corner of Richard and Bartow Avenues, across the street from Mt. Loretto Unique Area on Hylan Blvd.We will see Pixie Cups, Reindeer Moss and British Soldiers among the smaller lichen treasures, and majestic older Beech, Oak and other forest trees.
Bring camera, binoculars and beverage.
For more information, phone Dick Buegler at 718 761-7496.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 19, 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

Urban Park Rangers Walks at McCarren
10:00 a.m.
Join us on a walk from McCarren to McGolrick Park and discover their past, present, and future.
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wildflower Walk
10:00 a.m.
Come see what’s in bloom this summer as we explore the shore, meadows, and deep…
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

John Muir Hike
11:00 a.m.
Stretch your legs and get some air as we traverse the park’s only east-west trail…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Orienteering
11:00 a.m.
Test your map and compass skills as you travel this self-guided course through Central…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tree-mendous Walk
11:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers for a leisurely stroll through the park and find out all about trees.
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Freshwater Fishing
12:00 p.m.
First come, first- served. Limited equipment provided.
Location: Kissena Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Explore the Park: Owl’s Head Park
1:00 p.m.
Built on the site of the Bliss Estate, Owl’s Head Park contains legacy trees, rolling…
Location: Owls Head Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Living Log
1:00 p.m.
Find out how much life there is in that “dead” log on the side of the trail.
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Early Morning Speed Hike!
8:00 a.m.
Get moving with a very brisk walk through Manhattan’s last remaining natural forest!
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: Bloomingdale Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Living Log
11:00 a.m.
Find out how much life there is in that “dead” log on the side of the trail.
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Hudson River Fishing
1:00 p.m.
Discover the joys of fishing as we connect to the life living within the Hudson River.…
Location: Riverside Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

The Last Algonquin
1:00 p.m.
Come explore the Kazmiroff trail and learn the ways of Joe Two Trees, the last Bronx…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

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