Monday, January 11, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of January 16th - 17th, 2010:

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Restoration Workshop at LaTourette Bike Path, East
Meet at the LaTourette bike path entrance on the Old Mill Road next to St. Andrews Church (the old one). We will walk along the bike path to the T-junction and return by the Blue Trail above where we will cut invasive vines that strangle saplings along the trail. If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves and pruners (& refreshments).
Call Don Recklies at (718)768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718)667-1393 for more information.

Saturday, January 16, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Snug Harbor Nature Wonderland Walk
Come and explore an exciting day out. We will look at the Norway Maples, Austrian Pines, Dogwoods, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and other trees. Bring camera, binoculars and tree guide books. Use the West entrance off Snug Harbor Road at 1000 Richmond Terrace. Go a very short distance and turn into the first parking lot.
Registration is a must. Contact Sandra Mechanic at (718) 967-1037.

Sunday, January 17, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Clay Pit Pond State Park
Learn to identify common trees in winter by their leaf scars and bark. Enjoy a walk on the trail. Look for deer or signs of them. Bring water and dress appropriately. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Carlin Ave. off Sharrots Road in Rossville.
For more information call Cathy at 1-917-596-4198.


Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Breezy Point (
Mini Trip)
Leader: George Dadone
Meet: 8:00 am Fisherman’s parking lot


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 16, 2010

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

Winter Waterfowl
10:00 a.m.
A great variety of ducks and other birds spend the winter at the Van Cortland Lake. Learn…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Duck, Duck, Goose
10:00 a.m.
As the weather gets cold, the birding gets hot. Join us as we look for ducks and geese…
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Happy Hibernators
11:00 a.m.
Where do all the animals that call New York City parks home go in the winter? Come…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

The Flower of the Month: The Carnation
1:00 p.m.
Flowers have long been a part of many cultures of the world. During this first…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Dabbling Ducks
2:00 p.m.
Do you know the difference between those dynamic ducks and other feathered friends? …
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wacky Winter Waterfowl
10:00 a.m.
Join us the third Sunday of every month, for the next three months. Bring your…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Winter Survival
11:00 a.m.
Join us for our classic survival workshop. Navigation, fire starting, gear, and more will…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Nature Scavenger Hunt
1:00 p.m.
Put your nature knowledge to the test! Fun for kids of all ages.
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

The Four Elements of Survival: Part II
1:00 p.m.
In this four-part series, you will learn about four basic elements of wilderness…
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Sleeping Giants
1:00 p.m.
Did you know that Fort Totten Park has over forty different species of trees? Come…
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Animal Autographs
1:00 p.m.
Learn to identify who's who in the animal kingdom.
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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