Monday, December 28, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of January 1st - 3rd, 2010:

American Littoral Society
January 1, 2010
New Year's Day Beach Walk
Meet 11AM at Building 1, Fort Tilden, for an easy hike along the beach and through the woods with Mickey Cohen & Don Riepe. Learn about the history & ecology of the Fort, woods, and beach areas and look for winter wildlife. Free champagne afterwards.
Call (718) 318-9344 to reserve. driepe@nyc.rr.com
Free.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Friday, January 1, 2010, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
20th Annual Environmentalists New Years Day Walk: Great Kills Park to Crooke’s Point
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods and Natural Resources Protective Association are your hosts along with all other environmental groups, including NYC Sierra Club and NYC Audubon. Take a half-hour leisurely stroll of the beach to Crooke’s Point at Gateway National Recreation Area with members of other environmental groups. We expect many dozens of walkers. All are encouraged to join and share in their past successes and goals for the year 2010. Many like to bring a treat to share with others. Meet at 12 noon at the main entrance parking area off Hylan Blvd. across from Buffalo Street. From there we will car pool to the last beach house and walk the half-mile to the point to celebrate the New Year.
For more information phone Jim Scarcella at (718)987-6037 or Cliff Hagen at (718)313-8591.

Sunday, January 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Mill Road Walk
Park at the end of Old Mill Road, alongside the old St Andrews Church in Richmondtown. Do not park in the church’s main parking lot. We’ll stroll along Old Mill Road, a newly designed multi-use trail, next to Fresh Kills, below the hills of Latourette Golf Course, and turn right at the end toward Richmond Hill Road. We’ll see the flow of the famous Hessian Springs as it crosses the road. We may return by the Blue Trail with higher views to appreciate. This areas hasn’t been accessible for many years and is now open. We are surrounded by beautiful, lush woodlands where the very tall, state rare, Gamma Grass and American Strawberry Bush Grow.
Contact Sandra Mechanic at (718) 967-1037 for more information.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 2, 2010

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

Birding Club
9:00 a.m.
Once a month, every month, come bird with us! Bring your own binoculars if you have them.
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Winter Tree ID
11:00 a.m.
With the Rangers teaching you'll never "bark up the wrong tree" again once you…
Location: Kissena Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Winter Tree ID
1:00 p.m.
Join us for a stroll around the park as we identify over 40 species of trees dotting the…
Location: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Siwanoy Trail Adventure
10:00 a.m.
The Siwanoy people used these trails for hunting and gathering. Join us as we walk in…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Wonderful Walt Whitman
1:00 p.m.
Walt Whitman was a man of many passions and convictions, chief among them was the desire…
Location: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

A Well Troddin' Path
1:00 p.m.
Ring in the New Year as you trod along the paths of Riverside Park and try to walk the…
Location: Riverside Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Shooting Stars: Quadrantids Meteor
6:30 p.m.
The Quadrantids are an above-average meteor shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their…
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

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