Monday, October 26, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of October 31st - November 1st, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Birding Haunts at the Rockaway Inlet
Leaders: Bob Gochfeld and Shane Blodgett
Focus: sparrows, coastal species, raptors, waterbirds
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Janet Schumacher, Email janets33@optonline.net or 718-941-4210
Registration period: October 20th - October 29th


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, October 31, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Birds of Buck’s Hollow
We will enter the woodlands of the Greenbelt from the Meisner Avenue Trail, down from the Eger Nursing Home off Rockland Avenue. Our target birds will be woodland species in and around the swamp. These trails can be very wet, so please wear appropriate shoes for the muddy conditions. At this time of year woodpeckers, titmice and wintering sparrows are present in the forest. Binoculars are a must.
We park and meet on the hill just off Meisner Avenue.
Call Howie at 718-981-4002 for more information.

Saturday, October 31, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Annual Protectors’ famous Staten Island 10 mile Greenbelt Fall Walk
(including a walk up Mt Moses after lunch for fall color panorama)
Colors should be at peak with some contrasting greens. Wear comfortable boots and long pants. Ten moderate miles, circular. We go in all weather but distance is shortened if pollution levels are high. Park and meet at the end of Staten Island Boulevard, a block off Ocean Terrace, just above the Sunnyside campus of the Petrides Complex. Bring lunch and adequate beverage. We often have four experienced naturalist leaders to interpret what we find, including Chuck, Dominick, Don and Sandra.
For more information phone Dominick at 917-478-7607.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Early Birding
8:00 a.m.
Learn everything you need to know about birds with the Rangers.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Halloween Creepy Crawlies
12:00 p.m.
Discover everything you wanted to know about insects, spiders, and other creepy…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Colors
11:00 a.m.
Marvel at the colors of fall in one of the city's premier urban parks. We'll identify…
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Fall Foliage
12:00 p.m.
"Hue" should definitely experience the color palette of this beautiful wooded park.
Location: Kissena Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Truths and Myths of Creepy Crawlers Creatures
12:30 p.m.
Learn the truths and myths of animals which spark our primal fears. Dare to touch one…
Location: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Exploring the Marsh in Autumn
1:00 p.m.
Autumn is in full swing. Take a nature hike and discover the changes happening as…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Fall Foliage
2:00 p.m.
Explore the colors of autumn with a walk through the woods of our park as we identify trees…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

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