Monday, March 15, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of March 20th-21th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Discover Tours
Every Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Discover Tours
Every Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 21, 2010
A Brooklyn Spring Profile: the Canarsie region
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: returning spring migrants, raptors, waterfowl, open field birds, sparrows,
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird@aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: March 9th - March 18th


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Forest Restoration Workshop at LaTourette Red Trail
Meet in the parking lot opposite the LaTourette Golf Club house at the top of the hill off Richmond Hill Road. We will remove invasive vines from trees on the steep portion of the co-joined Red and Blue Trails leading down to Historic Richmond Town. If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves and pruners (& refreshments). After a two hour work session (our 165th consecutive monthly workshop), we will take a short walk over nearby trails.
For more information call Don Recklies at (718)768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718)667-1393.

Sunday, March 21, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
High Rock Park
Check for early spring risers, especially Skunk Cabbage, whose flower can make its own heat for bloom to occur. We will listen to the Spring Peepers, our very own native tree frogs. If we find one it will be a treat, because they are tiny, as small as a fingernail. They do, though, have a big “peep.” We will walk around the swamp and then into the upland. We will check the buds of trees to see if they are starting to open yet. Bring water and dress for the weather.
For more information call Cathy at 1-917-596-4198.

Sunday, March 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
American Woodcock Walk
Wander Great Kills Park at dusk with naturalist Cliff Hagen as he discusses and searches out the American Woodcock. This common, though seldom seen bird, nests on Staten Island and begins courtship on this first weekend of Spring. A clear night sky will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Woodcock courtship ritual. We will meet in the parking lot at the corner of Buffalo St. and Hylan Blvd. The long, flat walk will grow dark as the sun sets so a flashlight will be needed.
For directions or information call Cliff Hagen at (718)313-8591.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
A weekly Ranger-led birding walk of the Salt Marsh Nature Trail.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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

Spring Has Sprung
10:00 a.m.
Spend the morning hiking alone Fort Totten Park's shorelines and wooded areas.; Enjoy…
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Spring Fling
11:00 a.m.
Happy first day of spring!; Let's see what Nature has to offer us now that the weather…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Native American Ethno Botany
12:00 p.m.
The forest of Inwood Hill Park provided the Lenape tribe with many natural resources that…
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Trackers Delight
1:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers to learn how to identify animal tracks.; Find out the species,…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Early Birding
8:30 a.m.
The early bird gets the worm! ;Be sure to set your alarm clock and join us for this…
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Backyard Birding
10:00 a.m.
Crotona Park is home to many species of birds.; Join us as we help you to identify…
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Spring Fever!
11:00 a.m.
Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk around the park to see what's new, and then…
Location: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Here Comes the Sun
1:00 p.m.
It's the Vernal Equinox!;What is the science behind the number of daylight…
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Ethno Botany of the Hallet Nature Sanctuary
1:00 p.m.
The Lenape tribe made great use of the vast natural resources of New York…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Winter Waterfowl
2:00 p.m.
Get a glimpse of New York's winter water birds, such as brants, buffleheads, and ruddy…
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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