Monday, March 29, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of April 3rd-4th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, April 3, 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 and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

Sunday, April 4, 2010
Discover Tours
Every Saturday and 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, April 3, 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.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, April 3, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Old Mill Road
Park at the end of Old Mill Road, behind the church. 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 return along the Blue Trail. This area has not been accessible for many years and is now open. We are surrounded by beautiful, old woodlands as well as newly grown stands of cottonwoods and other pioneer plants. We’ll see the flow of the famous Hessian Spring as it crosses the road and view Fresh Kills estuary.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at (718)869-6327.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 3, 2010

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

Feathered Friends
9:00 a.m.
Spring is back and so are our fine feathered friends. Come birding with us!...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Plant Sketching Workshop: Observing and Sketching
11:00 a.m.
Learn the basics of observing and sketching scientifically accurate plant drawings....
Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

The Giving Trees
1:00 p.m.
You will be surprised by how many different species of trees are located within the…
Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Denizens of the Dark
6:00 p.m.
Look for bats, raccoons, owls, and whatever else lurks in the dark on this after-hours…
Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Early Birding
8:00 a.m.
On our early morning bird walk we'll be looking for woodpeckers, waterfowl, raptors and much more.
Location: Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Early Spring Migration Birding
10:00 a.m.
Some birds have gotten a head start on their migration to our area. Search for these early…
Location: Oakland Lake Park (in Alley Pond Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Ravine Walk
11:00 a.m.
Walk through one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets and learn what the designers of the park…
Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Canoeing Basics
11:00 a.m.; 2:00 p.m.
Explore the tranquility of Martling Pond while getting to know nature. Let’s look for…
Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
Cost: Free

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